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11 April 2018

NEU conference: Teachers vote to strike over pay and workload

The National Education Union (NEU) conference (NUT section - the last ever before fully merged conference next year) took place in Brighton against the backdrop of a perfect storm building in our schools

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11 April 2018

Child poverty to hit 5m by 2021 - strikes can stop the cuts

"My children have grey skin, poor teeth, poor hair, poor nails. They are thinner... when you see them with children of the same age who are from an affluent area, they just look tiny."

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28 March 2018

NEU conference 2018: Strike to take on the Tories

The National Education Union (NEU) conference (NUT section) will see the union at a crossroads, writes James Kerr, Lewisham NEU.

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28 March 2018

Southampton asks "What will you do to stop education cuts?"

Last year's general election saw a historic surge for Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity manifesto. A large part of that wave was the 800,000 voters who switched their vote on the question of education

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28 March 2018

Campaign against academies boosted by victories

Teaching staff at three schools in Newham, east London, have been taking strike action

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28 March 2018

For Whom the School Bell Tolls: Our kids or the Tories?

Like the NHS and council services, public state education in primary, secondary, special schools and colleges is facing a dire crisis

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21 March 2018

Strikers and parents rally again in Newham against academies

Newham teachers and parents rallied again as Avenue Primary School took its tenth day of strike action on 15 January

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21 March 2018

Them & us

It's one world for the super-rich and another for the rest of us. Toffs tell debtors to hang and face sacking for bad behaviour; child poverty soars.

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14 March 2018

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Hinkley sit-in victory and Newham academies battle

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28 February 2018

Newham: teaching workers and parents determined to halt academies

The mood at the rally against academisation was electric as 90 people from three striking schools crammed in after being on the picket lines

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8 February 2018

Teachers strike again as anti-academy pressure mounts

Teachers hit back at privatisation with another solid strike

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7 February 2018

GCSE grading game stresses out students - even more than before!

The government has implemented new GCSE rules and with them stress, and with them fear, and with them anxiety.

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7 February 2018

Striking back against academies in Newham

It's been months since teachers at Avenue Primary school in Newham, east London, uncovered plans for the school to become an academy.

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31 January 2018

Victory for school cleaners!

Unite members employed by OCS working in Hackney schools have won a fantastic victory

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31 January 2018

Capitalism v cricket

For a series that cricket fans look forward to for months, this year's Ashes was something of a disappointment - on the English side, at least. We lost 4-0, and were only saved from a 5-0 whitewash by a lifeless pitch ensuring a draw.

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31 January 2018

Failing academy chain strips school assets - end academisation!

In businesses when cuts are made, they sell off their facilities and equipment in the interest of maintaining profits. Now that's what's happening with our schools.

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17 January 2018

Hackney school cleaners strike

Unite the Union members working in six schools in Hackney will be striking to defend wages and year-round contracts

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10 January 2018

Sweden: School strike against deportations

Before the seasonal holidays began in Sweden, an historic strike against the deportation of refugees was organised. On 12 December, at 12noon, school students across the country - from Boden in the north to Ystad in the south - took part.

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10 January 2018

Teacher recruitment falls by a third - cut workload, not funding

Teachers throughout the country reacted with shock to the news that the number applying to train as teachers has dropped by 33%, according to Ucas figures. This is the fifth year the government has failed to meet its recruitment targets, and the largest drop for many years.

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8 November 2017

Opposition to new academy school being built on Leeds playing fields

Leeds council should not just accept the diktats of the Tory government

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