Tag: NUT

Six reasons why academisation of our schools should be opposed

George Osborne has announced that all schools are to become academies. The teachers at John Roan School in London are already campaigning to save their comprehensive school from academisation and here explain why. 1. Academies...

Government tries to overturn teachers’ 86% strike vote

Andrew Stone reports Nicky Morgan has followed through on her threat to mount a legal challenge against Tuesday's planned strike by NUT 6th form members, on the nonsensical grounds that we can't oppose funding cuts...

Greenwich teachers celebrate victory!

Teachers at John Roan school in Greenwich won a victory this week in their fight against excessive work loads. We reported on their first day of strike action on 10 November.  Below we publish their...

NUT conference 2015 report: why are teachers always complaining?

The current coalition government has seen major public sector strikes including all three teaching unions. As we edge ever closer to the general election Andy Stone, president of Wandsworth NUT, reports in a personal capacity from this years...

Successful schools’ strike in Lewisham against plans for academy status

Ian Crosson reports on last week's strikes in Lewisham schools against academisation On Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March there was a very well supported strike in the three Lewisham Borough secondary schools in south...

School staff could lose jobs because of crimes committed by others

Misjudged government attempts to protect children from sexual abuse will have disastrous implications for teachers and other workers, writes Andrew Stone. Imagine a state where it is legal for you to lose your job and career due...

Who killed Blair Peach? Call for new inquest into antifascist protester’s death

Defend the Right to Protest and the NUT teachers’ union have teamed up to launch a pamphlet about Blair Peach, the antifascist protester killed by police in 1979. Anindya Bhattacharyya reviews it in the latest...

NUT executive passes up opportunity to join 14 October public sector strike

Andy N, an executive member of Birmingham NUT, writes in a personal capacity on a poor decision by the teaching union's national committee The National Union of Teachers (NUT) executive committee decided last Friday against...

Up to 1.4 million to strike on #J10

Over 1.4 million workers from ten different unions are striking on #J10. NUT, PCS and FBU have called national strikes, while Unison, GMB and Unite have called out their local government sections. Local disputes...

A sunny success for the People’s Assembly

Anindya Bhattacharyya writes: Saturday's march through central London was a test for the People's Assembly Against Austerity's – the first time it had organised a national march primarily through its own resources, rather than putting...