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‘We’re proud of our anti-academy fight,’ say John Roan school strikers

23 July 2019
The NEU union’s picket line at The John Roan School last week was still lively on the last of 20 days of strikes since May 2018.

Schools round-up: Frustration after Sats result

16 July 2019
The NEU union plans to consult some of its members on whether to ballot for local boycotts of Sats tests

Schools round up: Strikers at John Roan vow to keep up fight

09 July 2019
Workers at The John Roan School are refusing to give in to plans to turn their school into a privately-run academy.

Strikes in Essex block academy plan at Waltham Holy Cross school

02 July 2019
Strikers at Waltham Holy Cross school in Waltham Abbey, Essex, won a victory last week.

Joan Roan School strikers battle on against academy plan

25 June 2019
NEU union members have held their 15th day of strikes against plans to turn the school into an academy

More action at The John Roan School to say no to academisation

18 June 2019
Greenwich council last week unanimously decided to hand over The John Roan School to a United Learning Trust (ULT) Multi-Academy Trust.

Teachers build support for boycott of hated Sats tests

11 June 2019
NEU union members across England are campaigning to win a big vote in favour of boycotting the hated Sats tests in primary schools.

Education round up: Protests over cuts to special education needs budgets

04 June 2019
Thousands of people protested over the crisis in Special Education Needs and Disabilities funding on Thursday of last week.

Reports round-up

21 May 2019
About 180 workers at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria began a ten-day strike over pay on Sunday.

John Roan battle rages on

14 May 2019
The NEU union members are fighting a plan to turn the school into an academy.

Education round up: College strikes see results in London

07 May 2019
College strikes are forcing bosses to make improved offers to workers on pay and conditions.

Teachers test support for a boycott of the hated Sats

30 April 2019
Activists in the NEU union are organising in advance of an indicative ballot for a boycott of Sats in primary schools.

The Sats don’t work - they just make things worse

30 April 2019
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will scrap the hated Sats school tests. Sadie Robinson spoke to people about why they should go now

NEU delegates back fight

23 April 2019
Delegates backed motions to ballot for a boycott of the hated Sats tests and for more action on pay

Teachers demand union fights for a pay rise

16 April 2019
NEU union conference delegates backed a fight for a pay rise of at least 5 percent following years of real terms pay cuts.

Left learns lessons from US teachers at union conference

16 April 2019
Activists launched a new left group within the NEU at the union’s annual conference.

Education round up: Union says celebrate LGBT+ in schools

16 April 2019
The NEU union conference passed an emergency motion in defence of LGBT+ inclusive relationship and sex (RSE) education.

Cuts force teachers to ‘scrabble’ for resources

16 April 2019
Savage attacks on school funding were a dominant theme at the NEU education union’s first annual conference in Liverpool this week.

Industrial round-up - three colleges in pay fight

16 April 2019
Workers at three colleges struck last week over pay.

Inaugural NEU union conference set to tackle education under attack

09 April 2019
The first NEU union conference takes place in Liverpool next week. The NEU school workers’ union was formed by a merger of the NUT and ATL unions.

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