Education

Schools bulletin: Protest strikes won’t win

Education strike bulletin PDF for 27 April and 2 May

Workers Power  ·  27 April 2023

Teachers: protest strikes won’t win real pay rise

More strikes announced, but union leaders preparing to settle for pay cut

KD Tait  ·  27 April 2023

UCU: 70,000 join university strikes

The UCU took action in 150 universities in November.

Dara O'Cogaidhin  ·  17 December 2022

Yellow Unison goes running to education bosses

By a Unison activist THE NATIONAL Education Union has won an impressive mandate to call an official strike ballot for a cost of living pay increase. Not only did over a quarter of a million teachers vote by 86% on a 62% turnout for strike action in support of a fully-funded (i.e. increasing school budgets) […]

Workers Power  ·  02 November 2022

Colleges to strike as UCU re-ballots in HE

UCU members at 33 further education (FE) colleges are taking part in a ballot for industrial action.

Dara O'Cogaidhin  ·  13 July 2022

Child Q scandal: cops out of schools now!

We need working class self-organisation to stop police harassment in schools and on the streets

Jeremy Dewar  ·  21 March 2022

Teaching the British Empire

The Tories are desperate to put a positive spin on the teaching of the British Empire

Jeremy Dewar  ·  20 March 2022

Higher education strikes: escalate and fight for rank and file control

The Higher Education strike has seen vibrant picket lines and a fighting mood up and down the country.

Andy Yorke  ·  01 March 2022

All out for the UCU strike

Students and staff unite - for decent conditions on campus

Dara O'Cogaidhin  ·  08 December 2021

UCU: organise solidarity and prepare for all-out action to win

By Urte March HIGHER EDUCATION workers in the University and College Union (UCU) are on strike from 1–3 December in a dispute over proposed pension cuts, pay and working conditions. Workers were balloted in October over cuts to the USS pension scheme for pre-1992 universities, and a sector-wide campaign over the ‘Four Fights’ – pay, […]

Urte March  ·  01 December 2021

The fight for safe re-opening of schools goes on

A brief respite is being eroded by the government's failure to adequately fund safe schools

A Unison Steward  ·  16 February 2021

School closures can develop into fight for workers’ control of education

By KD Tait Following a mass online briefing attended by tens of thousands of education workers at the weekend, trade unionists are taking action to prevent the unsafe reopening of schools. This action is now essential because the government’s insistence on keeping schools open was a major contributory factor to the spread of a more […]

KD Tait  ·  04 January 2021

Stop schools, colleges, universities spreading disease and death

By Jeremy Dewar Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-19 continues to test the world’s governments. None more than Boris Johnson’s Tory administration, it seems, with the recent discovery of a new strain, variant B117 in the south-east of Britain, which is proving to be 56% more infectious than previous iterations of the virus. Not only is this variant […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  30 December 2020

Students strike against university management

Manchester students have occupied a university building.

Joe Crathorne  ·  12 November 2020

Shut down schools and colleges now

We need to prepare to take action.

A Unison Steward  ·  10 November 2020

Imperialism in the classroom: decolonise the curriculum

Tories ban anti-capitalist materials from the classroom.

Dara O'Cogaidhin  ·  05 October 2020

Locked-down students betrayed by uni bosses: #RentStrike now!

Government mismanagement and landlord profiteering has left students locked up in highly expensive accommodation which is rapidly becoming an incubator for the virus.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  02 October 2020

Unite and fight for jobs and education

Students must organise solidarity with workers struggles.

Mel Astbury  ·  07 September 2020

Tories could unleash a second wave by reopening schools

For parents', students' and teachers' control of health and safety in our schools.

A UCU rep  ·  03 September 2020

“Jobs jobs jobs”

Labour’s unemployment policy means handouts for the rich.

Tim Nailsea  ·  03 September 2020

Victory for students but fight goes on

By KD Tait Student protests across dozens of cities have forced the government into a humiliating u-turn after its algorithm downgraded hundreds of thousands of A-Level results. The stress that students have been put through was completely avoidable if the Tories had not arrogantly refused to learn from the debacle in Scotland, where the SNP […]

Workers Power  ·  18 August 2020

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