Bring back the pamphlet!

Submitted by Matthew on 26 October, 2012 - 9:00

Material conditions for socialist education and self-education are better than they’ve ever been.

Much socialist literature which previously you could read only if you could get into a good library is now freely available on the web. Vastly more has been translated.

Thanks to second-hand book sales moving onto the web, printed books which you’d previously find only by searching second-hand shops are now also easily available.

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Tower Hamlets Class Struggle #8 - October-November 2012

Submitted by AWL on 19 October, 2012 - 1:36

An industrial bulletin for education workers in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, including a report on a recent victory against inspections and observations at Bishop Challoner school.

Click here to download PDF.

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Unison members in HE gear up for autumn pay strikes

Submitted by AWL on 21 August, 2012 - 12:51

Unison members working in Higher Education have rejected a 1% pay offer from their employers. A rep from a London university spoke to Solidarity about the campaign.

HE employers offered a 1% pay rise for this year; how have Unison members responded?

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Blame the teachers?

Submitted by Matthew on 11 July, 2012 - 2:04

The figures for 16-18 year old who are not in education, employment or training — NEETs, as they are termed — have risen over the previous year (8.1% now compared to 7.5% in 2010).

This must be good news for the coalition. NEETs are a fantastic opportunity for apportioning blame; if crime levels in particular area rise, find a correlation with NEET levels. If it is felt necessary to stir up the electorate by attacking the teaching profession (with its strong level of union activism) then suggest that this is all the fault of education and demand support for imminent reforms.

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NUS calls demo for 21 November

Submitted by AWL on Tue, 10/07/2012 - 12:33

From the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts

The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts welcomes NUS’s announcement of a national demo in autumn, called for 21 November. NCAFC will be lending its full support to this demonstration, and activists all over the country will be building for maximum possible mobilisation in London on the day. However, we know that this will not be enough to stop the government’s onslaught against students, education workers and young people.

Support Downhills strike against forced academy status, Tuesday 19 June

Submitted by vickim on 17 June, 2012 - 9:47

NUT and Unison members at Downhills Junior School, Haringey, will strike on Tuesday 19 June against government plans to force the school to become an academy.

Please send messages of support to -

Downhills UNISON:

Haringey UNISON:

Downhills NUT:

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Tower Hamlets Class Struggle (education workers' bulletin) - Issue #5, May-June 2012, CFGS victory special

Submitted by AWL on 22 May, 2012 - 6:38

An industrial bulletin by and for education workers in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. This special issue celebrates the successful strike against cuts at Central Foundation Girls' School. Click here to download the PDF.

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