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19 April 2017

Mood for a fightback at education conferences

The main theme at the Easter conferences of the education unions NUT, ATL and NASUWT is one of a fightback taking place

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30 March 2016

NUT to ballot for action over academies

NUT conference voted to ballot for strike action against the government's academy plans

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10 February 2016

Big victory at Small Heath School against academy attack

The third week of strike action in the Small Heath School dispute in Birmingham due to run from 2 to 4 February was called off after the sponsors of the proposed academy withdrew their interest on 29 January.

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27 January 2016

Birmingham teachers strike to resist academy attack

Teaching staff in the NUT at Small Heath School in Birmingham have started nine days of strike action against the threat to turn it into an academy.

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27 January 2016

Teachers need national strategy for a national struggle

Teachers across the country are demonstrating a willingness to fight for, and more importantly win, on pay and conditions with a flurry of schools taking strike action over the last few months. But as a strategy, school-by-school is not going to resolve the problems for all teachers.

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15 July 2015

Cardiff teachers strike against 'death wish' workload

Teachers at Fitzalan High School in Cardiff struck on 9 July against new timetables. The dispute could be a test case for the council's attempts to force more from workers.

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15 July 2015

Labour council axes union facility time

Coventry council, a Labour-controlled authority, is planning draconian cuts to facility time - union reps' time for trade union duties.

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18 June 2015

Strike in Swansea to defend home tuition jobs

Swansea council's planned cuts of 670,000 from the budget of EOTAS (Education other than at Schools) has led to a further three-day strike by education workers who could see their numbers reduced by 50% if the proposals go through

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27 May 2015

Workplace news in brief

Lewisham academies: Teaching unions NUT and NASUWT in Lewisham, south London have called further two-day strike action on 3-4 June

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25 March 2015

Lewisham: Marching against academies

Amid loud chants of "No ifs! No buts! Academy status sucks!" and "Parents, teachers, students say: Academies in Lewisham? No way!" around 300 protesters demonstrated through Lewisham in South London

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23 October 2014

NASUWT members strike at Swinton High School

Teachers at Swinton High School in Salford, Greater Manchester, were on strike on 21-22 October. Members of the NASUWT teachers' union are deeply frustrated at policies imposed by the headteacher

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12 February 2014

Teachers call national strike

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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Teachers in both the NUT and NASUWT are waiting for effective action to be organised, photo Iain Dalton

5 February 2014

NUT national executive agrees date for national strike

The NUT national executive has agreed its next steps

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22 January 2014

Teachers need a date for national action

Teachers are facing yet more attacks on our conditions, when our existing intolerable workload is already driving many teachers out of the profession

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20 November 2013

Workplace news in brief

Blacklisting: There is a TUC day of action on blacklisting on 20 November. The battle against blacklisting in the construction industry is also a battle for trade union organisation and for good standards of health

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18 October 2013

Overwhelming support for teachers' strike in the south and north

Across London, the South of England and in the North-East, striking teachers took to the streets on 17 October

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Firefighters national strike and demonstration 16/10/13, photo Ian Pattison

16 October 2013

Teachers, firefighters, workers fighting back: Unite the strikes!

This autumn more and more workers are on the march. Or on strike. Or balloting to strike, writes Rob Williams

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16 October 2013

Time for national action on education

Teachers have had enough. Enough of education minister Gove's proposals that will mean working until they are 68. Enough of the performance related pay that pits them against each other, writes Chris Newby, London.

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St. Helens NUT teachers on strike, 27 June 2013, photo Tanya Rybko

25 September 2013

Support Teachers' fight to defend education

"We can't afford not to strike": Last term's strike in the North West showed how determined teachers are to defend their pay, pension and working conditions

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Martin Powell-Davies addresses the NSSN lobby of TUC congress 2013, photo by  Socialist Party

Martin Powell-Davies addresses the NSSN lobby of TUC congress 2013, photo by Socialist Party

11 September 2013

Teaching unions prepare for campaign of autumn strikes

Teaching unions NUT and NASUWT have confirmed the dates of regional strike action. On Tuesday 1 October there will be strike action in the Eastern, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside

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