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The Socialist 20 May 2009

We need workers' MPs on a worker's wage

We need workers' MPs on a worker's wage


Swindling MPs are detached from reality


Reinstate Rob Williams!

Thousands march for jobs in Birmingham

Visteon workers' victory march


Why socialists oppose the EU

No2EU - yes to democracy


Sri Lanka: The guns fall silent but the tragedy continues

End Gaza blockade


Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world


Youth Fight for Jobs fortnight of action

Enthusiastic reception for Youth Fight for jobs


Don't close our schools!

Charlotte Turner

Kings College, London

Lewisham Bridge rooftop protest


BT say they're sorry

Welsh-speaking worker bullied by boss

PCS conference gathers

Construction workers walk out

Union organisation necessary to defend working conditions

Workplace news

Fast news

 
 

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Lewisham Bridge rooftop protest

AS THE Socialist goes to press, the rooftop protest at Lewisham Bridge primary school is still continuing against the council's threat to demolish the school.

Parents are angry. They are being asked to get their children up early and see them come home late while they are bussed to a temporary school site in New Cross.

And it's all because the council wants to replace their school with a school for children from 3 years to 16 years old.

On 20 May, Lewisham Socialist Party councillors Ian Page and Chris Flood are putting forward a motion to the full council meeting.

This motion tells Mayor Steve Bullock to put off any demolition of Lewisham Bridge school, at least while councillors work out if there will be enough primary school places for local children if the school is knocked down.

The motion also calls for an end to the 'decant' to the temporary school and for the children to be brought back to Lewisham Bridge, at least while all the unresolved planning issues are being looked into.

Parents and teachers can see that squeezing a large 'all-age' school into a small site presently occupied by a primary school with half the proposed pupil numbers is a recipe for substandard play areas and classrooms.

The Socialist Party says:
  • No to school cuts and closures.
  • For a united campaign of teachers, parents, pupils, trade unionists and community activists to defeat these planned cuts.
  • Reduce the size of school classes, not the number of schools.
  • No to academies. Kick the market out of education.

In this issue

We need workers' MPs on a worker's wage


Socialist Party editorial

Swindling MPs are detached from reality


Socialist Party workplace news

Reinstate Rob Williams!

Thousands march for jobs in Birmingham

Visteon workers' victory march


No2EU

Why socialists oppose the EU

No2EU - yes to democracy


International socialist news and analysis

Sri Lanka: The guns fall silent but the tragedy continues

End Gaza blockade


Socialist Party feature

Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world


Youth fight for jobs

Youth Fight for Jobs fortnight of action

Enthusiastic reception for Youth Fight for jobs


Education

Don't close our schools!

Charlotte Turner

Kings College, London

Lewisham Bridge rooftop protest


Socialist Party news and analysis

BT say they're sorry

Welsh-speaking worker bullied by boss

PCS conference gathers

Construction workers walk out

Union organisation necessary to defend working conditions

Workplace news

Fast news


 

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