Tag: education

Rally of striking NEU members with the Girls Day School Trust (GDST) in Parliament square in February 2022.

Standing up for education – NEU Conference 2022 report

An unpredictable conference of the National Education Union showed an instinctive aversion to oppression and a desire to take action, but competing visions and priorities about how to deliver it. Conference delegates John Stephens and Andrew Stone report (in a personal capacity).
Image shows a red-filtered photo of a laundrette, empty except for one woman in the background.

The double shift: talking childcare and gender in the pandemic

As many nations re-enter lockdown, Kate Bradley interviews two rs21 members on their experiences with childcare, work and gender during Covid lockdowns.
Photo shows a view of Croydon High School, one of the schools in the Girls Day School Trust (GDST) which is currently balloting for strike action over pensions.

Private sector teachers fight back against fire & rehire

Over a thousand NEU members have voted to strike in an indicative ballot over an attack on pensions in 23 private schools.
Placards. Chalk on wall reads: staff deserve fair pay & pensions

Strikes coming in Higher Education?

Grant Buttars discusses the UCU ballot results and prospects for action.

Covid crisis in schools: we need safety measures now

The way to keep children safe and stop the disruption is not to abandon mitigation, but to go for a strategy to stop Covid ripping through schools.
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Revolutionary Reflections | New Frankfurt and the Housing Question

1920s Frankfurt, in the wake of the 1918 German Revolution, established integrated housing, healthcare and education that is still impressive today.
Image shows picketing workers at Go North West with a anner that reads Our Key Workers Deserve Better.

Ten strikes that need your solidarity

As strike activity ramps up again, rs21 brings together ten strikes you should know about this month. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic there was a short period where no strikes happened anywhere in...
Books in a school library. Keywords: school closures closed NEU National Education Union strike

Next steps in the fight for safe schools

The government's retreat on school closures won't last forever. Education workers need to go on the offensive.
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NEU: preparing for the fight of our lives

Supporting teachers to refuse unsafe work is the NEU's immediate and overwhelming priority, but we also need to learn the lessons from last June and ballot for strike action.

Why schools must prepare to run remotely until half term

The government's mass testing plan will not make schools Covid-secure. Schools cannot fully reopen safely until case numbers have been brought down.