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New anti-academies fights launched as Village School celebrates step forward

04 December 2018
Workers and parents at The Village School in Brent, west London, were celebrating after a plan to turn the school into an academy was halted.

Teachers refuse to cross picket line as school workers strike against academisation

29 November 2018
GMB union members at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, struck against a plan to turn the school into an academy

School strike is stopped, but the anger still remains

27 November 2018
Teachers at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, held a silent picket outside the school on Thursday of last week.

Grimethorpe dinner ladies won’t give in

27 November 2018
Dinner Ladies and teaching assistants at Ladywood Primary School in Grimethorpe, Barnsley, remain determined to stand up to their head teacher.

Teachers march for school funding and better pay

21 November 2018
Up to 500 teachers, school workers, parents, councillors, children and others marched against education cuts.

Dinner ladies serve up another strike for jobs

20 November 2018
Dinner ladies and teaching assistants at Ladywood Primary school in Grimethorpe returned to the picket line last Wednesday after negotiations broke down.

Labour council threatens legal action against strike

20 November 2018
The NEU union withdrew planned strikes at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, after the Labour-run council threatened legal action against the union.

Upbeat strike at The John Roan school says no to academies

07 November 2018
Workers at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, struck on Wednesday. The NEU union members are fighting a plan to turn the school into a privately-run academy.

Dinner ladies won’t let up strike for jobs

30 October 2018
Unison union members at Ladywood Primary School in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, are not giving up in their fight against job cuts.

Migrant children denied free school meals under harsh Tory regulations

08 October 2018
The children of refugees and migrants are going hungry because of the Tories’ racist immigration policies.

Academies plan for school privatisation is faltering

17 July 2018
The Tories are in trouble over education policy. Miriam Scharf argues now is the time to go on the offensive

How to fight against academies

12 June 2018
Teachers, parents, campaigners and others will meet in London this Saturday to discuss the battle against academies.

LETTERS: We're stronger and more united after Newham academy battle

07 May 2018
We have lost, but we have won much, and we are not defeated

The Troublemaker - Number of people going to hospital for hunger triples

01 May 2018
The number of people who are so malnourished they have to go to hospital has more than tripled in the last ten years.

Standing in the way of privatised education - the battle against academies in Newham

01 May 2018
An inspiring battle in east London has breathed new life into the fight to stop academies. Two socialist activists, Carolyn McGrath and Miriam Scharf, spoke to Socialist Worker about how the campaign was built – and how others can take up the struggle elsewhere

Victory at Avenue school as academy plan is pushed back - but the fight continues

01 May 2018
Workers and parents at Avenue school in east London scored a victory this week after school bosses retreated on an academy plan.

East London schools strikers rally together against academisation

26 April 2018
Strikers, parents and their supporters rallied in east London on Thursday as three-day strikes at two schools came to an end

Parents, children and striking teachers protest at academies show

25 April 2018
Demonstrators chanted, “Education, not privatisation,” and, “Our schools are not for sale.”

School strikes are part of a big fight over the future of education

19 April 2018
Workers at Connaught School for Girls in Waltham Forest ended a three-day strike on Thursday in a battle over pay. NEU union members are demanding the higher inner London pay rate at the outer London school.

Strikers on the front foot in anti-academies battle in east London

17 April 2018
There was an exuberant mood on the picket line at Avenue primary school in Newham on Tuesday.

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