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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 July 2017

Waltham Forest - fighting school cuts

Cardiff teachers strike NUT Fitzalan High School, photo Cardiff Socialist Party

Cardiff teachers strike NUT Fitzalan High School, photo Cardiff Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

A joint meeting of workplace reps from GMB, Unite, National Union of Teachers and Unison was held on 4 July to discuss a strategy to fight school cuts in Labour-run Waltham Forest council, north east London.

The meeting heard how teaching assistants are threatened with job losses. It was agreed to organise a joint trade union rally at the town hall against any education cuts in the new autumn term.

The Fair Funding For All Schools campaign group has organised a Carnival Against the Cuts on Sunday 16 July. Assemble: Whitehall Gardens, London SW1, 12noon. Rally at Parliament Square, 1.30pm.

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