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Reports round-up - strike and protest over closure of Strathcona school

Reports round-up - strike and protest over closure of Strathcona school NEU union members at Roe Green Strathcona School in Brent, west London, struck on Monday. The action follows a walkout in June against a plan to close the school.

20 September—our chance to strike back over climate change

20 September—our chance to strike back over climate change There’s a big opportunity on Friday 20 September to push the climate movement forward. Workers have to follow school students.

Tory funding promises are for the rich

Tory funding promises are for the rich The Tories’ pledges aren’t about helping ordinary people

Tory cuts fail children in local authorities’ care

Tory cuts fail children in local authorities’ care Around 50,000 children rely on care from councils whose services are inadequate, according to a study published last week.

‘We’re proud of our anti-academy fight,’ say John Roan school strikers

‘We’re proud of our anti-academy fight,’ say John Roan school strikers The NEU union’s picket line at The John Roan School last week was still lively on the last of 20 days of strikes since May 2018.

‘Private companies only care about money’—parents and children devastated by closure of special needs school

‘Private companies only care about money’—parents and children devastated by closure of special needs school The closure of a special school in Merseyside has plunged vulnerable children into despair—and put their health at risk

Defend LGBT+ Education

16 July 2019
LGBT+ education is under attack. That was the message from a BBC Panorama programme this week.

Schools round-up: Frustration after Sats result

16 July 2019
The NEU union plans to consult some of its members on whether to ballot for local boycotts of Sats tests

Strike to stop climate chaos

09 July 2019
There are just eleven weeks to go until a critical event for everyone who wants to combat climate catastrophe.

Protesters demand an investigation into death of Greater Manchester schoolgirl

05 July 2019
The family and friends of a Muslim school student who drowned last week are set to hold a protest in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Friday.

We need workers’ strikes - not just solidarity - to fight climate change

02 July 2019
How far are we willing to go to prevent climate catastrophe?

The Troublemaker—Thousands of primary schools at risk as asbestos crisis looms

02 July 2019
Children and workers in over 5,000 state-run primary schools across England are at risk from asbestos.

Workers walk out to stop Yorkshire school closure

02 July 2019
Workers at The Grove Academy in Harrogate, north Yorkshire, walked out on Thursday of last week. It was the fourth strike in a fight to stop cuts that unions say will force the school to close.

School workers in Scotland reject blather from bosses

02 July 2019
Teachers at two schools in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, have struck over health concerns.

Strikes in Essex block academy plan at Waltham Holy Cross school

02 July 2019
Strikers at Waltham Holy Cross school in Waltham Abbey, Essex, won a victory last week.

Fury at firm’s cruel plan to shut special needs school

28 June 2019
Outsourcer Elysium’s scheme to close Crossley Manor school in Merseyside shows the danger of running education for profit

School workers at Waltham Holy Cross win support for anti-academy strikes

25 June 2019
NEU union members at Waltham Holy Cross Primary School in Waltham Abbey, Essex, began a three-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

Joan Roan School strikers battle on against academy plan

25 June 2019
NEU union members have held their 15th day of strikes against plans to turn the school into an academy

More action at The John Roan School to say no to academisation

18 June 2019
Greenwich council last week unanimously decided to hand over The John Roan School to a United Learning Trust (ULT) Multi-Academy Trust.

Teachers build support for boycott of hated Sats tests

11 June 2019
NEU union members across England are campaigning to win a big vote in favour of boycotting the hated Sats tests in primary schools.

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