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12 May 2021
Socialist Party member Martin Powell-Davies on the ballot paper: My campaign to be the first elected deputy general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) has met an important first target by achieving the minimum number of district nominations required to be on the ballot paper
5 May 2021
The NEU ballot shows a clear thirst for action and a fighting leadership
7 April 2021
This year's elections for the executive of the biggest education union, the NEU, come at an important time for educators.
4 March 2021
Socialist candidate for NEU deputy general secretary lays out clear programme
24 February 2021
- For a phased return based on infection rates not politicians' dates.
27 January 2021
I am standing to be National Education Union (NEU) deputy general secretary because our union needs clear and determined leadership if we are going to withstand the serious challenges ahead of us
21 October 2020
Some of the highest incidences of Covid outbreaks are being recorded in schools.
21 October 2020
NHS Test and Trace instructed its clinical caseworkers, who phone people with positive Covid results, to stop 'escalating' single cases in schools to the local ('tier one') health protection teams on 6 October
14 October 2020
School staff and parents fear the worst. Public Health England figures show that the highest test-positivity rates are now in the 10-19 age group, but schools are still expected to remain open
24 June 2020
Under pressure from their own failures to make sure schools are in a position to safely open more widely, the Tories have committed to providing £1 billion for schools next year
2 June 2020
The government has faced parental distrust and organised trade union opposition
6 May 2020
Only a national plan and workers' control can guarantee a safe exit from lockdown: There is a growing scientific consensus that successful management of the coronavirus crisis requires a comprehensive plan - combining mass testing, contact tracing and supported isolation of potentially infected individuals, writes Martin Powell-Davies, Socialist Party national committee.
28 April 2020
Over 200 members and reps from many different trade unions came together on Zoom on Sunday 26 April to discuss the impact of the coronavirus crisis on workers
25 September 2019
And promises to abolish tuition fees, among other measures
3 April 2019
On the morning of 28 March 1979, pumps feeding water into the steam generator at Three Mile Island's No.2 (TMI-2) nuclear reactor near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, failed. Emergency shutdown systems appeared to have worked correctly - but they hadn't.
23 May 2018
School workers in Newham, east London, stopped Avenue Primary School becoming a privately run 'academy' earlier this month
10 January 2018
"Why would we want more privatisation?!" This is how the National Education Union (NEU) rep at Cumberland school in Newham, East London, closed the picket line meeting to stop the school becoming an academy.
30 August 2017
Rather than allowing the press to whip up division between pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, we should be united in demanding urgent transport investment
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.
23 March 2016
The government has declared that it will begin forcing all schools to become academies. This is a huge attack which requires a huge response from the trade unions, teachers, parents and students.
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