Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
10 June 2015
Martin Powell-Davies, secretary of Lewisham National Union of Teachers (NUT) branch and national executive member, explains how Lewisham's teachers, students and parents beat plans to make local schools into academies
27 May 2015
Last week around 60 Waltham Forest teachers packed into a local NUT meeting in support of a campaign to win a pay upgrade to the level of the inner London pay scale
20 May 2015
Students, staff and parents gave management a sound drubbing in a south London debate over whether three schools should be converted into academies, writes Beth Sutcliffe, Lewisham Socialist Party.
8 April 2015
NUT conference voted to ballot for action if austerity plans go on
1 April 2015
NUT conference delegates are discussing how to fight attacks on pensions, pay and workload
1 April 2015
Education will be a vital question on people's minds in the general election and local elections on 7 May. But most voters will have very different priorities from the Tory-Liberal Democrat coalition government
25 March 2015
Amid loud chants of "No ifs! No buts! Academy status sucks!" and "Parents, teachers, students say: Academies in Lewisham? No way!" around 300 protesters demonstrated through Lewisham in South London
18 March 2015
Helen Pattison interviews Luke, a sixth former fighting privately run 'academies' in Lewisham, south London, and reports from an angry school hustings in Enfield, north London
18 March 2015
"It ain't getting any easier for the working class," said Kev Greenway in closing the 2015 National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) Midlands conference, writes Dave Gorton, Unite LE/372 branch (personal capacity).
11 March 2015
No such thing as a 'free' school: Cameron's election campaign promises that the Tories will open hundreds of new 'free schools' in England. But when did the Tories ever give away anything free, except to their friends in big business?
4 March 2015
On 5 March, members of Lewisham National Union of Teachers in four schools will be on strike again, this time with the welcome addition of NASUWT and GMB union members in the schools
18 February 2015
NUT union members from Sedgehill and the three Prendergast Federation schools, in Lewisham, south London, came out on strike on 12 February against the threat of forced 'academisation'
11 February 2015
On 12 February National Union of Teachers members are due to strike at four Lewisham schools in south London to stop them becoming academies
2 February 2015
Tristram Hunt confirmed Labour's contempt for teachers with his tweets to a concerned South London parent, writes Socialist Party press release 2.2.15.
14 January 2015
In Lewisham, we will be keeping up our fight to oppose academy plans that could threaten the break-up of local authority schooling right across the borough
7 January 2015
No to Academies!: Parents, teachers and school students in Lewisham are angry. Labour-run Lewisham council in south London plans to dismiss the governors and headteacher at Sedgehill school and impose an 'interim executive
10 December 2014
Striking teachers at Lambeth College were backed up by some of their students walking out on 9 December, writes Please send messages of support to Mandy Brown, UCU branch secretary, at email@example.com.
26 November 2014
In a 2010 election manifesto, the Tories said they'd give many more children the kind of education that was only available to the well off. A more honest manifesto would have said they'd give many more children the kind of education that is best for the market
19 November 2014
Hull: A year after determined Hull council trade unions stopped the worst attacks of a Labour-led council on it workforce, the council leadership is now preparing the way for a fresh onslaught
23 October 2014
Teachers at Swinton High School in Salford, Greater Manchester, were on strike on 21-22 October. Members of the NASUWT teachers' union are deeply frustrated at policies imposed by the headteacher
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