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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 November 2019

NEU members' sixth-form walkouts

NEU pickets at Notre Dame sixth-form college, photo Iain Dalton, photo Iain Dalton

NEU pickets at Notre Dame sixth-form college, photo Iain Dalton, photo Iain Dalton   (Click to enlarge)

National Education Union members will be striking at over 30 sixth-form colleges on 20 November. NEU members are fighting for fair pay, conditions and employment.

This includes reversing job losses, class size increases and cuts to teaching time and curriculum provision.

The 20 November walkouts follow successful strikes in 25 sixth-form colleges on 17 October and 5 November and public protests in towns and cities.

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