schools

Children's strikes in 1911 - Dave Marson

School children in Hull on strike in 1911 "for shorter hours and no stick"

Dave Marson's excellent 1973 pamphlet on the little-known mass walkouts of schoolchildren in the UK and Ireland in 1911, the same year that saw widespread industrial unrest and strikes. Their demands included shorter hours and an end to corporal punishment in the form of the cane and the strap.

"The fight of our lives": An analysis of the UK pensions dispute

Steven Johns' detailed account of how Unison has handled the recent dispute over pensions. It sheds light on the role unions play in contemporary society, and argues that if ever us workers are going to start winning things again, we will have to go beyond them.

School students mobilise across Italy

On October 5th, school students took to the streets in dozens of cities across Italy in protests which saw burning of electoral cards, police baton charges and many arrests.

And I thought my contract couldn't get any shitter...

Sometimes, when you think your contract is already pretty bad, you can end up putting your guard down, thinking it can't get any worse. This, as I've recently discovered in my job as a TEFL teacher, is not the case.

School students protest austerity photo gallery, Italy, October 5th 2012

On October 5th, thousands of school students in Italy took to the streets to protest against the government's austerity measures. Demonstrations were held in cities across Italy under the slogan "Against crisis and austerity, we take back the schools and cities!".

The Chicago teachers strike and the privatisation of a generation

John Jacobsen reports on developments in the tentative contract between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union in the context of increasing school privatizations.

Striking agreement: How one neighborhood school sees CPS’ attempt at a deal

CTU members on strike

A first-hand account from the Chicago Teachers Union strike, from education worker Agnieszka Karoluk.

On the Chicago Teachers Union strike

The following is from a Chicago member of First of May Anarchist Alliance. It is an overview of the situation and was drafted over the weekend in the lead up to the strike that has started September 10, 2012.

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

Teachers unions announce industrial action plans

End the repression! IWW union supports Chile's students fight for education!

Industrial Workers of the World (European Regional Administration) statement of solidarity with the Student Movement and student/university strikes in Chile (cf. attached PDF).