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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.
7 October 2015
Hundreds of angry residents packed into the Honor Oak Community Centre to discuss the recent violent deaths of two teenagers
8 July 2015
Militant trade unionists from across the country gave inspiring accounts of strikes and struggles against austerity. Britain needs a 24-hour general strike.
10 June 2015
Martin Powell-Davies, secretary of Lewisham National Union of Teachers (NUT) branch and national executive member, explains how Lewisham's teachers, students and parents beat plans to make local schools into academies
11 March 2015
No such thing as a 'free' school: Cameron's election campaign promises that the Tories will open hundreds of new 'free schools' in England. But when did the Tories ever give away anything free, except to their friends in big business?
18 February 2015
NUT union members from Sedgehill and the three Prendergast Federation schools, in Lewisham, south London, came out on strike on 12 February against the threat of forced 'academisation'
2 February 2015
Tristram Hunt confirmed Labour's contempt for teachers with his tweets to a concerned South London parent, writes Socialist Party press release 2.2.15.
7 January 2015
No to Academies!: Parents, teachers and school students in Lewisham are angry. Labour-run Lewisham council in south London plans to dismiss the governors and headteacher at Sedgehill school and impose an 'interim executive
15 December 2014
Over 400 parents, staff and students took to the streets of Catford
2 July 2014
Socialist Party member Martin Powell-Davies received 10,470 (27%) votes in the election for the general secretary of the NUT teachers' union
11 June 2014
Birmingham schools: For the last two months, news headlines have been dominated by the so-called 'Trojan Horse' story
28 May 2014
Of mice...: Michael Gove is a hated figure to anyone who genuinely understands education
28 May 2014
The NUT's executive voted to prepare to give notice for strike action on 10 July
30 April 2014
BBC TV's Newsnight feature on the 'Left in the NUT' angered NUT members from right across its broad spectrum of political views.
16 April 2014
The NUT executive election results show a further loss of support for the 'Broadly Speaking' group
12 February 2014
The next NUT national strike will be on Wednesday 26 March. Every NUT rep needs to build for a mass show of strength to oppose Gove's attacks
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