Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
19 October 2016
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Stop racist 'Prevent' sureveillance; praise for John Pilger; posh dress price hypocrisy.
19 October 2016
Teachers work an average of 48 hours a week, and some work more than 60, says a new study. Teachers know they work long hours. What teachers don't want is another report telling us that. We want action to reduce workload.
14 September 2016
Theresa May's vow to foster 'social mobility' through the creation of new grammar schools will have made the heads of teachers up and down the country spin. If you want to improve children's life chances, it's simple. Fund reduction in class sizes, and create an exciting and varied educational environment.
7 September 2016
Short stories from other sections and co-thinkers of the Committee for a Workers' International, the global socialist organisation which the Socialist Party is affiliated to. General strike in India, teachers' action in Pakistan, housing protest in Sweden.
31 August 2016
Teaching unions must call coordinated national action: Education policy stands at something of a crossroads and the new academic year will be a significant one.
6 July 2016
Mexican police shot dead ten people, mostly striking teachers, in the southern state of Oaxaca. In response to this brutal repression teachers have blocked highways leading to fuel and other shortages.
5 July 2016
Teachers are striking today against continued attacks on teachers and education as a whole.
29 June 2016
NUT members in England voted 91.7% 'Yes' for strike action
1 June 2016
Parents of pupils at George Tomlinson primary school are furious. They fear their east London school could become an academy. Academy company Lime is on an expansion drive and has installed its own staff at the school.
26 May 2016
Every week sees more workers taking action - how do we make a breakthrough against the bosses' offensive and the Tory cuts?
18 May 2016
Nicky Morgan couldn't have made it clearer - the wholesale privatisation of our schools is still the Tories' aim.
11 May 2016
Along with thousands of other children, my daughter went on strike on 3 May. She was aware she was on strike and why, and this in itself is a valuable lesson in standing up for what you believe in.
11 May 2016
Tory education secretary Nicky Morgan's zig-zag over academies is a testament to the campaign work spearheaded by the National Union of Teachers. But the threat to teachers' pay and conditions still stands.
4 May 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Blacklisting victory, Leicester teachers campaign and POA conference.
27 April 2016
Junior doctors staged their first full walkout in NHS history from 8am to 5pm on 26 and 27 April. This momentous escalation was in response to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's continued refusal to negotiate. Public support for the strike remains high, despite media attempts to unnerve doctors.
27 April 2016
"It's fantastic!" shouted a junior doctor as she marched past Big Ben. As the first day of the 26-27 April junior doctor strike action drew to a close, thousands marched in a London joint demonstration called by the North and South Thames region of the British Medical Association (BMA) and the London region of the teachers' union NUT.
20 April 2016
After the anti-cuts march, build for coordinated strikes: The 26 April demo in London called by doctors's union BMA and teachers' union NUT, is very important. Joint workers' action can stop the cuts.
6 April 2016
As teachers, we know that if children are living in poverty and deprivation, it will adversely affect their mental health and in turn their learning. In this data-driven education system, this is one thing that can be measured.
4 April 2016
A hundred demonstrators staged a loud, colourful march through Folkestone on Saturday 2nd April against the threatened closure of Pent Valley secondary school. The closure is being driven by Tory-controlled Kent County Council and is the latest in a series of school closures across Kent.
30 March 2016
The poster boy for the 'academy' system has fallen from grace, in a scandal which exposes the dangers of Tory backdoor privatisation plans, writes Ted Woodley, Birmingham Central Socialist Party.
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