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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.

Hackney special school strikers demand improvements for workers and students

17 December 2020
Action continued at Leaways special school in Hackney, with three days of strikes this week.

School closes on health grounds after pressure from union members

16 December 2020
Fighting school by school isn't enough, A stronger national response from unions is needed.

More Action in education + Sainsburys strike called off + British Gas workers + Beis staff + Biscuit makers

15 December 2020
 UCU union members at Brighton university began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week to defend jobs. The action follows two walkouts last week, and a 24-hour strike earlier this month. Bosses want to impose compulsory redundancies in the IT department.

School strikes confront the bullying and victimisation of union reps

11 December 2020
A series of strikes at an east London school has lifted the lid on an ugly culture of bullying in education.

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep

10 December 2020
NEU union members at the LDE free school in east London struck for a sixth day on Thursday. And they have voted for more strikes because they see the walkouts as their only chance to make the school better for staff and students.

Reports round-up: Fresh walkout at Little Ilford school

08 December 2020
Victory after school tries  to cut £100,000 by slashing education workers’ salaries

Fighting against victimisation at Shrewsbury Colleges group

08 December 2020
Members of Shrewsbury Colleges Group NEU union are fighting the victimisation of John Boken, one of the union reps at the college.

Tories push to keep schools open has been disastrous as more shut everyday

04 December 2020
Coronavirus chaos is causing soaring numbers of schools across England to close.

Hackney school strikers fight for their conditions and children’s education

03 December 2020
A militant, lively picket took place on Thursday at Leaways school in Hackney, east London.

LDE school staff strike to demand reinstatement of union rep Sharon Morgan

03 December 2020
Workers at the London Design and Engineering (LDE) free school are taking action to demand the reinstatement of NEU union rep Sharon Morgan.

Strike for suspended NEU rep Sharon Morgan

02 December 2020
NEU union members at London Design and Engineering college in Newham struck on Thursday last week

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