Tag: NEU

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.
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.
Image of a school with coronavirus images superimposed

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.
An empty classroom. Keywords: school schools reopening Covid NEU safety safe

To beat Covid, we have to fight for safe schools

While politicians squabble over degrees of lockdown, Covid is spreading in educational settings. Education workers must force the politicians to make their schools safe.

Failing system

When it comes to delivering an education system without exams the government has flunked the test.

Johnson’s 1 June plans in tatters – how do we build our strength?

Rob Owen argues that the NEU has won a convincing, but not complete, victory over the government and addresses how we develop workplace organisation in the coming weeks.

Educators meet the challenge

Education workers have shown creativity and determination in embracing virtual organising methods to strengthen their opposition to the government's wider reopening of schools.
Returning to school or work now will kill thousands

Video: Not safe to return to school or work

The government is trying to force people back to unsafe schools and workplaces. Parents, school students and workers are resisting.

Strikes in the time of coronavirus

How can workers respond to the unfolding coronavirus crisis, without forfeiting our collective power?  A UCU member reflects. Originally published on Notes from Below.