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11 April 2018

NEU conference: Teachers vote to strike over pay and workload

The National Education Union (NEU) conference (NUT section - the last ever before fully merged conference next year) took place in Brighton against the backdrop of a perfect storm building in our schools

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4 April 2018

Teachers vote to ballot for strike to win 5% raise

Members of the National Education Union have voted to ballot for strikes over pay at their conference in Brighton

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28 March 2018

Southampton asks "What will you do to stop education cuts?"

Last year's general election saw a historic surge for Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity manifesto. A large part of that wave was the 800,000 voters who switched their vote on the question of education

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28 March 2018

Campaign against academies boosted by victories

Teaching staff at three schools in Newham, east London, have been taking strike action

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28 March 2018

For Whom the School Bell Tolls: Our kids or the Tories?

Like the NHS and council services, public state education in primary, secondary, special schools and colleges is facing a dire crisis

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22 March 2018

School strikes against academy management

"Four heads, five deputies and five Sendcos have gone over the last two years"

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21 March 2018

West Virginia teachers' strike victory

Militant struggle rolls back bosses' anti-worker offensive: Striking teachers in the Republican-controlled US state of West Virginia have won a significant pay rise

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23 February 2018

Lecturers strike around country in defence of pensions

UCU members in 61 universities have started their 14 days of strike action

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8 February 2018

Teachers strike again as anti-academy pressure mounts

Teachers hit back at privatisation with another solid strike

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7 February 2018

Striking back against academies in Newham

It's been months since teachers at Avenue Primary school in Newham, east London, uncovered plans for the school to become an academy.

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31 January 2018

Failing academy chain strips school assets - end academisation!

In businesses when cuts are made, they sell off their facilities and equipment in the interest of maintaining profits. Now that's what's happening with our schools.

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10 January 2018

Newham academy strikes spread to Cumberland school

"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.

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10 January 2018

Teacher recruitment falls by a third - cut workload, not funding

Teachers throughout the country reacted with shock to the news that the number applying to train as teachers has dropped by 33%, according to Ucas figures. This is the fifth year the government has failed to meet its recruitment targets, and the largest drop for many years.

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13 December 2017

Newham anti-academies strikes

Strike action at Outside Avenue primary school in Newham, east London, against turning the school into an academy continues on 14 December following a mass picket of 80 teachers, parents and children during the previous strike on 29 November

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6 December 2017

School staff strike against privatisation

Outside Avenue Primary School parents and the community stood with school staff striking against becoming an academy on 29 November

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6 December 2017

Teachers strike in Sheffield

Members of the National Education Union (NEU) went on strike today (6.12.17) at Westways primary school in Sheffield

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1 November 2017

Teachers, students and parents demand an end to the schools funding crisis

Over 1,000 teachers, staff, parents and students put the question to MPs on 24 October: "What are you going to do to end the school funding crisis?"

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18 October 2017

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

'Southampton Fair Funding for All Schools' brought teachers, students, TAs, heads and parents onto the streets on 14 October to protest against the growing crisis in Southampton schools. The action took place ahead of the national lobby of MPs at Westminster on 24 October, which the campaign has built for.

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6 September 2017

Schools and teaching: A perfect storm of cuts, underfunding, excessive workloads and low pay

Schools return this week for a new academic year with the usual mix of emotions but with the prospect of budget cuts lingering in the background

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30 August 2017

School spend is behind eastern Europe

UK education spending is behind many eastern European countries, according to EU figures

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