Schools strikes Tues 1st October


Series of regional teaching strikes continues this week.

The NUT and NASUWT unions in the East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside and the Eastern regions are on strike on Tuesday October 1.

The strikes are over pay, pensions, workload and conditions. If you live or work near a primary or secondary school do your best to show your solidarity.


Education Worker #10 - Victimisation

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The tenth issue of Education Worker, focuses on victimisation in education, including articles on the Halesowen Four, London Met, and an interview with a victimised NUT rep.

Education Worker: bulletin of the Education Workers Network. Issue 10.
Special Issue: Victimisation in Education

Academies & Lies: Downhills Primary documentary

Documentary detailing the community campaign against the forced academisation of Downhills Primary in 2012.

Some interesting scenes in this documentary. Effectively charting the campaign against something that was clearly a done-deal long before parents or school workers were told anything about it.

No NUT ballot after school drops academy plans

NUT will not be balloting members for industrial action at Warren Comprehensive after school drops academy conversion plans.

Warren Comprehensive in Chadwell Heath, east London, has dropped plans to become an academy. This week school governors voted against the plans to convert to academy status. NUT members and local councillors had been opposed to the proposed change.

Local NUT in Barking & Dagenham said:

Community turns out in force for the Halesowen 4

On Saturday 26th January over 200 people took to the streets of Halesowen to demand the reinstatement of four members of the Maths department who had been sacked. On a cold day, with snow on the ground, there was a fantastic array of banners and placards showing how far people had come to express solidarity with the Halesowen 4.

Music and speeches made for a carnival atmosphere as trade unionists, educators, students and members of the local community assembled outside the gates of Halesowen College.

NUT Executive votes against strike action in March

NUT executive votes against strike action in March despite accelerated attacks on education

The National Union of Teachers Executive Committee today voted 22-20 against strike action in March. An initial date of 13 March had been expected.

Education round-up 10 Sept 2012: NUT strike vote, combined NASUWT action

Teachers unions announce industrial action plans

Today the two largest teaching unions, NUT and NASUWT, who represent the majority (90%) of school teachers in England, announced plans to begin action short of a strike on 26th September.

Gove butchers teaching qualifications - Education round up 27 July 2012

Gove sneaks massive reform in while no one's looking. I'd no intention of posting during the summer holidays, but this seemed important.

Qualified teachers wanted.
While the eyes of most people, both critical and uncritical, are drawn to the Olympics, secretary of state for Education, Michael Gove, has introduced possibly his most significant and destructive piece of reform.

Education round-up 12 July 2012

Bournville School on strike next week. Worthing High out this week. Noel Park School, Haringey out.

Bournville School Strike

Education round-up 23 June 2012: teacher strike ballot

NUT strike ballot, performance management & teachers' payscale, Gove and O-levels

Back after a break for job-hunting, and the things that I complain about in the blog, being the things that mean I didn't have time to write the blog! But this was important enough for me to bother my arse wink

NUT workload strike ballot