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17 July 2019
"You can't keep cutting jobs and simply expect teachers and support staff to pick up the extra work. We are not prepared to see our members driven into the ground nor see the children's education suffer", said Venda Premkumar, Redbridge National Education Union (NEU) branch secretary.
26 June 2019
Loud applause for Jo Grady, newly elected general secretary of the University and College Union, calling for national coordinated strikes to stop education cuts, shows what is needed
19 June 2019
The catastrophe facing schools cannot be exaggerated. Schools in England have lost out on £5.4 billion in Tory funding cuts since 2015, writes Nick Chaffey, Southern Socialist Party secretary.
22 May 2019
It is a measure of a society's progress as to how it treats its most vulnerable members. Applying that measure to special educational needs funding - we are heading back to the Stone Age.
15 May 2019
National Education Union (NEU) members in primary schools will vote in an online indicative ballot from 4 June, towards a boycott of all high-stakes 'summative' testing for 2019-20.
1 May 2019
Teachers and support staff at Valentine Primary School are celebrating an important victory
17 April 2019
School workers' anger has been expressed at the 2019 conference of the National Education Union (NEU).
17 April 2019
A new Ofsted report shows that educational support for vulnerable children is failing. The report outlines how thousands of children are being taught in alternative provision, often in very poor conditions with no qualified teachers.
10 April 2019
National Education Union: The 2019 conference will provide opportunities for action on pay, and discussions on workload, testing, curriculum and more
20 March 2019
Increasing numbers of schools are having to provide clothing, laundry facilities and food parcels to their students due to a decade of austerity leaving many vulnerable children in poverty.
13 March 2019
"If you mobilise your community to fight, then you can win!" These were the words of Socialist Party candidate Sue Atkins, standing as Socialist Alternative, at a public meeting on the eve of the Coxford council by-election in Southampton.
20 February 2019
After their successful one-day strike on 6 February, staff from both sites at WQE college in Leicester struck again on 13-14 February.
13 February 2019
Big picket lines, lots of support from parents, lots of solidarity visits from other trade unionists - four days of action
13 February 2019
"Management has attempted to appeal directly to staff rather than negotiating with elected workplace representatives"
30 January 2019
The recent indicative ballot of 82,500 teachers in England in the National Education Union (NEU) saw an overwhelming 85% vote for strike action.
14 November 2018
Vote yes for industrial action, vote James Kerr #1 for Inner London
31 October 2018
Build for national strike action: An insultingly low figure: that's the reality of Phillip Hammond's budget announcement of £400 million in capital spending for schools.
25 July 2018
The union's mistaken approach must urgently be corrected
30 May 2018
What a racket! Hundreds of car (and some bus and truck) horns were honked in support of Springfield Primary School teachers on 24 May when National Education Union (NEU) members took their first day of strike action against further job losses and increased workloads.
23 May 2018
Recently work required me to complete online 'Prevent' training, supposed to help those who work with young people spot signs of "radicalisation."
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