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NUT conference: Teachers vote for June strike and vow to defend education

22 April 2014
Full report of NUT conference including debate on national strikes. Delegates also discussed privatisation, stress, Ofsted, free schools, the Tories' immigration bill, international solidarity, and inclusive education for disabled people

Teachers' strikes can beat hated Tory Michael Gove's attacks

25 March 2014
Tory education secretary Michael Gove is weak. The first national teachers’ strike since 2011 is a chance to turn the tide on him, writes Sadie Robinson

Teachers prepare to take the fight to hated Tory minister Michael Gove

18 March 2014
The first national teachers’ strike in two years is for the future of education, reports Sadie Robinson

Teachers prepare to strike on 26 March

04 March 2014
Teachers in the NUT union are preparing to strike on Wednesday 26 March to defend their pay, pensions and conditions.

NASUWT won't call more strikes this term against Michael Gove

18 February 2014
The NASUWT teaching union has announced it won’t join a national strike this term to defend teachers.

Stem 6 strikes push bosses back - again

11 February 2014
Teachers at a north London free school have won a resounding victory.

Walkout threat gets result at Henley Sixth Form College

11 February 2014
NUT union members at Henley Sixth Form College in Oxfordshire have won a victory after threatening strikes.

Teachers prepare for national strike

11 February 2014
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) announced plans on Friday of last week for a strike across schools in England and Wales for Wednesday 26 March.

Welsh students call anti-cuts protest

04 February 2014
Students at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun school held a protest in Merthyr, South Wales, last Saturday against cuts that could stop them learning in Welsh.

Strikes are back on after Stem 6 school bosses renege on union recognition agreement

04 February 2014
Teachers at a north London free school were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Teachers walk out for conditions and pupils at four National Autistic Society schools

28 January 2014
Teachers at four schools run by the National Autistic Society (NAS) struck on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week.

NUT teachers union confirms it will call a national strike

21 January 2014
The NUT union has confirmed a policy to call a national strike this term unless Tory education secretary Michael Gove makes serious movement in an ongoing dispute. The union executive (NEC) met on Thursday of last week.

Strikes and campaigns in schools, colleges and universities

21 January 2014
Abbey Special School in Rotherham | Birchgrove Comprehensive School in Swansea | Dukeries Academies in Nottingham | Birmingham University | Gateway sixth form college in Leicester | Sulivan Primary school in Hammersmith | Anti Academies Alliance AGM

Round up: Strikes and protests in schools and colleges

14 January 2014
Strike at Copland Community School, Wembley | Strike at Abbey School, Rotherham | Strike at Dukeries Academy, Nottingham | Strike at Gateway Sixth Form College, Leicester | Strike at Birchgrove Comprehensive School, Swansea | Protest against Michael Gove at Marling School, Stroud | Meeting of NUT union executive

Teaching unions must call more strikes

07 January 2014
Activists in teaching unions are calling for more action to defend their pay, pensions and conditions.

Reports round-up

03 December 2013
Mitie cleaners consider new offer | Defend union rep Charlotte Monro | March celebrates victory at Hovis | Action in Glasgow wins concessions | Ballot due over attack on shifts | Anti-racists block EDL in Hartlepool

Teachers hound hated Gove

03 December 2013
Teachers and other trade unionists protested outside a local Tory party meeting due to be addressed by Michael Gove on Friday of last week.

Children need play, not tests - what's wrong with the Tories' early years reforms

12 November 2013
Sadie Robinson spoke to childhood learning expert Richard House about what government schemes for pre-school education will mean for young children

New walkout for Glasgow school assistants

12 November 2013
Some 400 Pupil Support Assistants (PSAs) in Glasgow walked out on strike on Wednesday of last week in the north east area of the city. 

Teachers call for strikes as Gove goes on offensive

12 November 2013
Education secretary Michael Gove has sent a provocative letter to the NUT and NASUWT teaching unions, which are in dispute over attacks on pay, pensions and conditions. 

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