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The Socialist 18 April 2018

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Avenue School strikers and parents win judicial review

Pickets at Avenue School, 14.12.17, photo James Ivens

Pickets at Avenue School, 14.12.17, photo James Ivens   (Click to enlarge)

"We want a ballot and we want it now" was one of the demands chanted on the Avenue School picket line in Newham, east London, on 17 April.

Striking staff and the parents that support them are demanding a ballot, which the governing board seems to be scared of granting - as its clear the majority of parents oppose academisation.

The picket line was buoyed up by the news that the judicial review parents have been fighting for was granted last week.

There were many messages of solidarity including from Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary, who told the crowd how inspiring the strike was and that the Socialist Party was fully behind it and will be standing against pro-academy councillors in the local May elections in Newham.

Cumberland School, also in Newham, is also on strike against academisation.

Juliette Fogelman, East London Socialist Party

In this issue


What we think

No to the bombing of Syria!


Labour Party

For a fighting, democratic Labour Party


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Give us your change (and more) to fight for system change!

Building fund: 150,000 milestone smashed!

The Socialist - a fighting, campaigning, workers' paper

Hull says no to war, no to austerity

Victorious Fearnville Fields campaigners thank the Socialist


Socialist Party news and analysis

Young people need homes

1,400 beds empty as patients lay in corridors: health unions must act now

Catalonia: 1m marchers demand self-determination

Billions for the bosses, benefit cuts for us

Them & Us


Local elections 2018

Labour councillors could stop unsafe 'driver-only operation' tomorrow

Grimsby local paper reveals Labour candidate 'tried to defect to the Tories'

TUSC campaigners challenge youth club cuts

Huddersfield TUSC takes on the Blairites

Butterfields tenants join TUSC campaign

Haringey TUSC fights Blairite cuts


Socialist history

Enoch Powell's racist 'Rivers of Blood' rant 50 years on


Workplace news and analysis

Usdaw conference 2018: time for new era of fighting trade unionism

UCU members vote to end pensions dispute

Bromley libraries - indefinite strike action continues

PCS rejects Acas offer - further strikes announced

Vote for a left, fighting PCS leadership

Avenue School strikers and parents win judicial review

Workers' victory over anti-union Scottish council


Opinion

Vital depiction of fight for Aids prevention and treatment

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18 April 2018