Tag: NUT

NUT election: Why we should vote for the radical left

With one week left in the National Union of Teachers General Secretary election, NUT activist Rob Owen, asks how those on the radical left ought to vote The NUT has been one of the few unions to...

Post-16 fightback

NUT member Despina M discusses the attacks on post-16 education and fightback against them The post-16 sector has been at the sharp end of government cuts, but has also seen some of the most impressive...

Who was Blair Peach?

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the killing of Blair Peach by the police. David Renton looks back at Blair Peach's life as a poet, trade unionist and committed antifascist. Blair Peach was a 33...

Pedagogy and Politics

As the NUT conference starts, Robin B explains why we have to rescue children from the politicians We are a year away from the 2015 general election. After four years of Gove, it is tempting...

26 March NUT strike round-up

NUT strikes have a tradition of large political demonstrations on strike days and today was no exception.

“We need to continue to fight for not just our pay and pensions, but...

"We are striking not because we do not care about our students, but because we do."

NUT: holding the line or fighting to win?

Rob Owen, Croydon NUT young members officer, argues that, despite the reticence of other unions, if teachers want to defeat Gove's reforms they need to keep fighting.

Leicester teachers strike against bullying

(Report and picture from Mike Thompson) More than 50 teachers at Gateway Sixth Form College, Leicester, took strike action on Tuesday 14 January as part of a dispute over classroom observation policy. The policy, imposed...