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Full schools reopening will fuel Covid-19 spread with tens of thousands dead, warn scientists

Full schools reopening will fuel Covid-19 spread with tens of thousands dead, warn scientists A full return to schools and colleges in England this week will contribute to the deaths of tens of thousands more people by spreading Covid-19.

We can resist the unsafe return, say school workers

We can resist the unsafe return, say school workers Boris Johnson still wants ten million people to return to schools and colleges in England on Monday of next week. His deadly plan must be resisted.

Shrewsbury Colleges strike for victimised union rep John Boken

Shrewsbury Colleges strike for  victimised union rep John Boken Strikers stressed that the fight to defend John is part of a much bigger battle

Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March

Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March Boris Johnson’s plan to fully reopen all schools in England on 8 March will put many more lives at risk.

UEL strikers fight for jobs and education

UEL strikers fight for jobs and education  UCU union members at the University of East London staged a two-day strike this week in a fight to save jobs + Chichester College

Workers and trade unionists demand no unsafe return to schools

Workers and trade unionists demand no unsafe return to schools A meeting heard calls to organise in every school to make sure people know their rights and know how to use them effectively

Hackney school strike + Somerset victory after strike move on Covid-19 safety

16 February 2021
Unite union members at two east London schools held three-day strikes last week in a row over jobs.

Brighton university jobs battle settled + Hackney school strikes + East Sussex academy fight

08 February 2021
Workers at Brighton university and their supporters rallied on Monday after the UCU union settled a dispute.

Labour pushes for a return to schools

02 February 2021
Boris Johnson has said that schools in England could fully reopen from 8 March. But Johnson said this would depend “on lots of things going right”.

University jobs battles + NEU victimisations fight + Heathrow resistance + New Sage action + Defend libraries + Manchester buses + Stobart crisp crunch coming

25 January 2021
More college and university workers are moving towards fights to stop job cuts. 

School workers are up to seven times more likely to contract Covid-19

20 January 2021
Devastating figures reveal the human cost of Tory lies about 'safe schools'

Letters—blame the government for the pressures of online education

18 January 2021
I write as a grandparent of two primary age grandchildren and as a retired teacher. I think there is a lot of pressure from the department for education on heads to try to force their staff to provide huge amounts of work for their pupils

Nursery workers are ‘incensed’ by Tory plans

12 January 2021
Early years workers are ­resisting Tory plans to force them into unsafe workplaces.

The Troublemaker —council votes to review construction of Margaret Thatcher statue

11 January 2021
Previously, South Kesteven district council had agreed to fund the event, due to be held in Grantham, Lincolnshire, this year.

Workers hold the power

08 January 2021
Those at the top of society tell workers that they have no power. Sadie Robinson looks at recent school stoppages and says that workers can halt the assaults on ordinary people

LETTERS—Keir Starmer blaming the wrong people for Covid-19 spread

08 January 2021
In an appearance on TV’s Good Morning Britain last week Keir Starmer voiced his support for emergency legislation to deal with anti-vaxxer campaigns.

Workers’ action in schools forces huge Tory retreat

05 January 2021
Boris Johnson was forced on Monday evening to announce a new lockdown across England. It followed Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of a lockdown in Scotland earlier in the day.  

Only workers’ action can stop the horror

05 January 2021
Primary school workers have a lesson for Keir Starmer. While they were shutting down unsafe workplaces and forcing Boris Johnson into yet another damning U-turn he was cowering behind the government.

Reports round-up: Parents fought to shut schools

05 January 2021
More than 5,000 people tuned into a parent meeting about school safety on Monday evening. And 600 people joined the Zoom event, called by Parents For a Safe Return.

Many primary schools shut despite attempts by the Tories to keep them open

04 January 2021
Large numbers of primary schools across England were closed to most children on Monday as workers refused to return on safety grounds.

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