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Hackney school strikers fight for their conditions and children’s education

Hackney school strikers fight for their conditions and children’s education A militant, lively picket took place on Thursday at Leaways school in Hackney, east London.

LDE school staff strike to demand reinstatement of union rep Sharon Morgan

LDE school staff strike to demand reinstatement of union rep Sharon Morgan Workers at the London Design and Engineering (LDE) free school are taking action to demand the reinstatement of NEU union rep Sharon Morgan.

Letters—Free period products provision in Scotland is a win for women

Letters—Free period products provision in Scotland is a win for women This week in Scotland marked a victory for grassroots campaigners who have fought a long battle for free and fair access to menstrual items.

Little Ilford school strikers speak out - ‘You’d think we wanted chandeliers!’

Little Ilford school strikers speak out - ‘You’d think we wanted chandeliers!’ Some 51 workers at Little Ilford School struck for their fifth day on Wednesday. It is the second day of a three-day strike over unacceptable working conditions and the expansion of the east London school.

‘Our empowering strike has brought people together,’ says East London school striker

‘Our empowering strike has brought people together,’ says East London school striker A brilliant turnout of lively, dancing, singing people saw over 50 strikers and supporters gather at Little Ilford School in Manor Park on Thursday morning.

French teachers strike for better virus safety measures

French teachers strike for better virus safety measures French teachers struck and demonstrated in large numbers on Tuesday demanding coronavirus safety. But they also raised many other educational demands.

Schools are major spreaders of coronavirus—but Tories keep them open

09 November 2020
The Tories are risking lives by keeping schools and colleges open—and are undermining the latest coronavirus lockdown.

The Tories backtrack after school meals theft

09 November 2020
After weeks of insisting that the meals would only be provided in term time, the government has said it will provide them during holidays too.

Students and teachers in France continue protests and strikes to demand safety

07 November 2020
A French education union has called a national strike for next Tuesday to enforce coronavirus safety in schools.

Teachers’ strikes and student blockades in France over lack of virus safety in schools

03 November 2020
Thousands of teachers struck across France on Monday and Tuesday in protest at the lack of coronavirus safety in schools.

Education workers demand schools close during lockdown, and discuss how to make it happen

01 November 2020
The Tory plan leaves schools, colleges and universities – major sources of virus transmission – open

Solidarity not charity is answer to Tory cruelty

27 October 2020
The Tories’ refusal to give free school meals to children in the holidays has seen an outpouring of support for poor children from ordinary people.

Parents slam Tories over free school meals - ‘They don’t care about our kids’

26 October 2020
Fury is growing over the Tories’ refusal to extend free school meals (FSM) in England during the holidays.

Protesting at Tory scum who deny children food and destroy jobs

24 October 2020
Protesters have taken to the streets over the decision to deny children free school meals and to end the furlough scheme

School students organise powerful anti-racist revolt

21 October 2020
Students at Nonsuch High School For Girls in Cheam, west of London, have launched a fight against racism in their school. Their committed protests have included an 800-strong demonstration at the school.

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries

19 October 2020
The infection rate among secondary school pupils rose by more than in any other age group since September.

Coronavirus cases soar after Tories’ new failures over testing

05 October 2020
Official cases of coronavirus in Britain shot up last weekend after a failure in the Tories’ test and trace system.

Damning report exposes racist school discipline measures

03 October 2020
An Institute of Race Relations report published last week showed how school sets up poorer black boys in particular for a life of exclusion.

A lockdown on dissent

29 September 2020
There was justified anger from the left in response to new government teaching guidelines that ban anti-capitalist teaching materials from classrooms.

Students to strike for the climate

21 September 2020
School strikers around the world were set to take action this Friday to demand that governments take the climate emergency seriously

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