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Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike

17 March 2020
around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Education round up: Chance to escalate sixth form strikes

10 March 2020
Workers in 34 sixth form colleges took their sixth day of strikes on Tuesday, in a battle to win more funding and pay.

Striking trinity of east London schools take on academisation

03 March 2020
Workers at St Michael’s, St Bonaventure’s and St Bede’s schools in east London struck over academisation last week.

Sixth form strikers ramp up pressure on colleges and Tories

27 February 2020
Sixth form college workers struck over pay and funding - and escalation could be coming

‘Take the market out of education,’ say the sixth form workers as battle grows

25 February 2020
Workers across 34 sixth form colleges were set to strike on Thursday this week, demanding more funding and higher pay.

Workers in Tower Hamlets fight Labour council’s plan for cuts

18 February 2020
Workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are redoubling their efforts to fight back against a Labour council determined to carry out brutal attacks

Sixth form strikers take to picket line over pay and funding

12 February 2020
Workers at sixth form colleges across England braved cold, rain, hail and even blizzards on Wednesday to strike for more pay and funding for education.

Sixth form college walkouts hit hard

11 February 2020
 Workers are striking back against savage cuts crushing education

Fight against academisation heats up in east London

11 February 2020
Workers at St Michael’s, a small primary school in Newham, east London, struck for the seventh time on Thursday of last week.

Stand Up To Racism conference calls for action in the workplace

09 February 2020
Up to 250 trade unionists and campaigners rallied against racism in Central London on Saturday.

Sixth form college workers get set for more strikes over funding and pay

04 February 2020
Workers at 34 sixth form colleges were set to strike on Wednesday of next week.

Letters—Media racism exposed in coverage of coronavirus

04 February 2020
Panic around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has led to a rise in racist attacks against Chinese and East Asian people.

East London school takes action over academy selloff plan

28 January 2020
NEU union members at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Newham, east London, struck for three days last week to stop the school being turned into an academy.

Huge victory in Newham schools academy battle

21 January 2020
Workers at an east London secondary school have won a big victory in a fight against academisation.

Schools and councils round-up: strikes over ‘bullying,’ academies and more

14 January 2020
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls in south east London resumed their strikes this week with a three-day walkout from Tuesday.

Education round up: School strikers want head to confess to bullying

10 December 2019
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls in Bexleyheath began a three-day strike on Tuesday.

Strikers say no to school bullies at St Catherine’s School for Girls

03 December 2019
NEU union members at St Catherine’s School for Girls struck on Tuesday of last week in a row over bullying.

Reports round up: Strikers pile on pressure at Westex carpets

26 November 2019
Workers at Westex Carpets in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, are on all-out indefinite strike over pay.

Angry sixth form college strikers say, ‘Education cuts are an election issue’

20 November 2019
Strikes hit some 34 sixth form colleges on Wednesday as NEU union members walked out. The action was the third walkout in the union’s campaign over pay and funding – and the biggest so far.

Education round up: Notts College strikers agree to new deal

19 November 2019
Workers at Nottingham College have voted overwhelmingly to accept a deal to end a long-running dispute. Some 15 days of strikes by UCU union members—and the threat of more—has blocked bosses’ attempts to drive down their pay and conditions.

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