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Beal school strikers suspend action after possible victory

Beal High School picket line May 2021, photo Glenn Kelly

Beal High School picket line May 2021, photo Glenn Kelly   (Click to enlarge)

Beal High School workers, who have taken two rounds of strike action against a punitive, two-tier sick pay policy, are voting to suspend their current action after progress in negotiations.

Staff at Beal - England's largest secondary with over 2,600 students - have been demanding: don't punish the sick!

Kevin Courtney, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union says: "We had been demanding that ill-health should be separated from the disciplinary process and the ending of a two-tier ill health policy. Looks like we have won on both demands."

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In The Socialist 12 May 2021:


Election analysis

Hartlepool sums up Labour crisis

Scotland: Pro-independence majority in highly polarised election

Welsh Labour holds on to government but new crises loom

TUSC is back


Ireland

Bobby Sands - Nothing but an Unfinished Song

British state absolves itself from killings during 'the Troubles'


International news

Is Biden offering a new 'New Deal'?

Stop Israeli state brutality

Right-wing Partido Popular wins Madrid elections - a warning to the working class


Workplace news

United action needed to defeat fire and rehire

RMT: Militant industrial and political strategy must be fought for

National Education Union needs a socialist, fighting deputy general secretary

Thurrock refuse workers strike escalates

Ealing parking wardens strike against Serco over absence policy

Norwich City Council workers vote for strike action over broken promises on pay and conditions

Beal school strikers suspend action after possible victory

Sparks fight continues


Readers' opinion

Readers' opinion


Obituary

Obituary - Jon Elvin


 

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National Education Union:

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triangleEducation unions lead campaign against Leicester academisation

triangleStrategy needed to bring members together to take national action

triangleNational Education Union deputy general secretary election

triangleOaks Park pickets vote for more strikes to defeat bullies

School:

triangleWales: The Labour-Plaid Cymru agreement - jam tomorrow, maybe

triangleSchool staff need a pay rise

triangleOaks Park school strike spurred on by head's lies

triangleReaders' comments

Health:

triangleCovid-19: New variant emerges but same old capitalist disease

triangleNHS Critical

triangleTories responsible for NHS staff shortages

Education:

triangleHigher education disputes

triangleStaff and students unite against university bosses' attacks

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