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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.

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

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.

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.

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. 

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' unions pull back from national strike this year against Gove

25 October 2013
Teaching unions have retreated from plans to call a national one-day strike before Christmas. The news will be a bitter blow to teachers across Britain who want to see a serious fight that can beat Tory education secretary Michael Gove.

Union leaders should get on with a national walkout, say striking teachers

22 October 2013
Tens of thousands of teachers struck on Thursday of last week. The action shut schools in London, the North East, South East and South West of England.

Strong support for striking teachers

22 October 2013
Teachers won support for their strike from across Britain and the world.

Protest to defend early years education

22 October 2013
Activists plan to protest at parliament over changes to young children’s education. 

Teachers' walkout is a fight for education - and against hated Michael Gove

15 October 2013
Anger at the pressure Michael Gove piles on children is driving regional school strikes, says Sadie Robinson

Why the Tories are trying to take our schools back decades

08 October 2013
Michael Gove’s new curriculum won’t ‘raise standards’ because it’s designed to bash teachers, blame children for failure and justify cuts, writes Sadie Robinson

Teachers are 'up for action' against Michael Gove

17 September 2013
Teachers rallied in London and Nottingham last Saturday in the run-up to regional strikes next month to defend pay, pensions, conditions and education.

Academy status schools favour the rich

10 September 2013
Academy schools are increasing segregation between rich and poor children, according to a new report.

New school strikes can beat Michael Gove

10 September 2013
United strikes by teachers next month can defend workers’ conditions and children’s education—and hit the government hard, writes Sadie Robinson

Gove's free school snatches millions from Islington council

02 July 2013
The Tories have taken control of a north London school and handed it to a trust made up of profit-making firms—for free.

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