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16 December 2020

Strikes are how to fight for state education

Two London strikes have the future of publicly owned and run education at their heart

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18 November 2020

Overcrowded Little Ilford School strikes against more expansion

A huge picket line, 50 strong, launched the strike against forced expansion of Little Ilford School on Thursday 12 November.

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21 October 2020

Optare workers strike over pay broken 'promise'

Unite members at bus manufacturer Optare, in Sherburn in Elmet, on the outskirts of Leeds, took the first strike in a series of discontinuous 48-hour strikes starting on 15 October, alongside a continuous overtime ban.

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7 October 2020

Germany: "Heroes" strike to demand a pay rise

Public sector workers in Germany's hospitals, kindergartens, civil service, refuse operations, as well as public transport workers, have started 'warning strikes' in support of their wage demands.

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19 August 2020

Mass protests and strikes rock Belarus

Unprecedented numbers have been out on protests across Belarus, with reports of 200,000 demonstrating in the capital Minsk on Sunday 16 August

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22 July 2020

Iran: Renewed wave of protests and strikes

A brief attempt to intimidate the thousands of Haft Tappeh sugar cane workers who have been on strike since 14 June (see 'Haft Tappeh sugar cane factory workers return to strike action' on socialistworld.net) was pushed back

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11 March 2020

East London uni and bin worker strikes

Over 250 lecturers at University of East London (UEL) have contracts no longer than one term. We went down to support the University and College Union (UCU) before they start a week of strikes next week

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4 March 2020

Anti-academy strikes kick off in Redbridge

The snow didn't stop staff, parents, children and supporters turning out on the picket line. St Bede's in Redbridge took their first day of strike action against the school becoming a privatised academy.

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26 February 2020

Anti-academy strikes growing

The anti-academy strikes in east London are growing. St Bede's in Redbridge is joining St Michael's and St Bon's already on strike.

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12 February 2020

East London school strikes against academisation continue

When will schools in Newham see sense? We do not want academisation.

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4 February 2020

14 more days of university strikes over pensions, pay and conditions

The UCU has announced 14 days of further strike action

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15 January 2020

Build for strikes to save NHS

In November, none of England's 118 major A&E departments met their targets - In December the situation got worse.

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15 January 2020

Hackney school bus workers win pay increase following strikes

A long-running dispute between Hackney council and school bus staff has been brought to an end after workers secured increased pay and a commitment to make agency roles permanent

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9 December 2019

Millions strike in France

Last Thursday's strike in France against pension 'reform' was massive

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4 December 2019

UCU strikes: more determined than ever

At Cardiff University, every strike day UCU members have picketed over a dozen university buildings and held strike rallies of hundreds. Students have been involved on the strike committee

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4 December 2019

Climate strikes: Students and trade unionists protest together

On Friday 29 November Parliament Square filled with striking school students. They marched off around central London before meeting up with the University and College Union (UCU) strikers as the latter's march was ending.

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27 November 2019

Sixth-form college strikes: 'Sticking two fingers up at the Tories'

Socialist Party members in Leicester gave support to striking National Education Union members at Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I sixth-form College.

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20 November 2019

NEU members' sixth-form walkouts

National Education Union members will strike at over 30 sixth-form colleges on 20 November over pay and conditions

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13 November 2019

UCU strikes: Union means business in fight against employers

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) have backed strike action in two separate ballots - one over pensions and one over pay and conditions in higher education.

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13 November 2019

Frimley NHS Trust strikes: Health workers walkout against privatisation

Facilities staff at Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals in Berkshire, and at Frimley Park in Surrey (members of Unite, Unison and GMB trade unions) will strike on 18 and 19 November, in an escalation of their campaign to stay in the National Health Service (NHS).

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