Education strike bulletin PDF for 27 April and 2 May
More strikes announced, but union leaders preparing to settle for pay cut
The UCU took action in 150 universities in November.
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) […]
UCU members at 33 further education (FE) colleges are taking part in a ballot for industrial action.
We need working class self-organisation to stop police harassment in schools and on the streets
The Tories are desperate to put a positive spin on the teaching of the British Empire
The Higher Education strike has seen vibrant picket lines and a fighting mood up and down the country.
Students and staff unite - for decent conditions on campus
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, […]
A brief respite is being eroded by the government's failure to adequately fund safe schools
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 […]
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 […]
Manchester students have occupied a university building.
We need to prepare to take action.
Tories ban anti-capitalist materials from the classroom.
Government mismanagement and landlord profiteering has left students locked up in highly expensive accommodation which is rapidly becoming an incubator for the virus.
Students must organise solidarity with workers struggles.
For parents', students' and teachers' control of health and safety in our schools.
Labour’s unemployment policy means handouts for the rich.
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 […]