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Support victimised NUT rep Simon O'Hara—and defend trade union rights

22 March 2016
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham were set to meet on Tuesday of this week to discuss further action to defend conditions and union rights. Also: strikes at St Peter's Collegiate School and Lambeth College

Time to organise against Tory attacks on education and teachers

18 March 2016
The Tories are preparing to force every school in England to become a privately-run academy – but the plan has sparked fierce resistance.

Small Heath teachers need support as they step up fight to save their rep Simon O'Hara

08 March 2016
Victimised union rep Simon O'Hara (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Five schools in Dunbartonshire shut by strike

23 February 2016
TEACHERS in West Dunbartonshire struck for 24 hours over cuts on Thursday of last week, shutting all five secondary schools in the council area.The teachers rejected the council’s latest offer by nine to one.

Birmingham teachers step up strikes to defend victimised Small Heath school rep

23 February 2016
Teachers at Birmingham’s Small Heath School began a three-day strike in defence of victimised NUT union rep Simon O’Hara today, Tuesday.

Labour MP under fire for betrayal of teachers at Small Heath School

16 February 2016
Support is growing for Small Heath strikers and their rep—but not from the local MP, says Sadie Robinson

Small Heath school strikes halt academy as fight for union rep continues

01 February 2016
 

Parents join picket lines to show support for Small Heath school strikers

20 January 2016
NUT union members at Birmingham’s Small Heath school struck for a second day today, Wednesday, and NASUWT union members joined them.

‘Dirty money’ cut is snow joke for school janitors in Glasgow

19 January 2016
Some 130 primary school janitors in Glasgow are refusing to clear snow or spread grit in a row over “dirty money” with bosses at council-owned Cordia.

Singing pickets in Small Heath defend their school and their rep

19 January 2016
Teachers at Birmingham’s Small Heath school began a three-day strike today, Tuesday, to stop their school becoming an academy.

Solid school action puts Dunbartonshire council on back foot over cuts

12 January 2016
Secondary school teachers at Labour-run West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland struck on Tuesday of this week.

Small Heath teachers call weekly three-day strikes in academy dispute after rep suspended

12 January 2016
Teachers at Small Heath school in Birmingham have voted to escalate their anti-academy strikes following the victimisation of NUT union rep Simon O’Hara.

John Cabot academy strike off after workers win all their demands

12 January 2016
A strike at John Cabot academy in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, planned for Tuesday of this week, was called off after workers won all of their demands.

Strike beats Alfreton Grange school bosses

15 December 2015
NUT union members at Alfreton Grange academy in North Derbyshire have won over working conditions.

Fourth united strike rocks Small Heath school bosses

24 November 2015
Teachers at Small Heath school in Birmingham struck on Wednesday of last week. It was workers’ fourth strike in their battle to stop the school becoming an academy.

Small Heath teachers strike again

17 November 2015
Teachers in the NUT, NASUWT and ATL unions at Small Heath School in Birmingham were set to strike on Wednesday of next week.

Education round-up

10 November 2015
Planned strikes this week at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School suspended, Derbyshire school support staff protest council cuts and teachers plan parliament lobby.

Academy chain in payment scam

27 October 2015
An academy chain paid over £800,000 in two years to “consulting” companies that its founders or trustees had major financial interests in.

Solid strike at Small Heath school

20 October 2015
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham struck on Tuesday of this week against plans to turn the school into an academy.

Education round-up

13 October 2015
Birmingham strike to stop academy, Open University protests, students defend grants, lobby to defend Esol, occupation at Soas

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