John Roan Resists Meeting

Last November staff at The John Roan school in Greenwich took strike action against plans to turn the school into an Academy. While 'academisation' (horrible word) was put on hold, it is now back on the agenda nationally with the Government threatening to make every school an Academy whether they want to or not, as well as ...

South London Strikes and Protests Round Up

I haven't had time to cover these in detail, so here's a quick round up of recent strikes and protests in the South London area.Firefighters have been continuing their strikes against changes to their pensions:Striking firefighters at East Greenwich fire station, May 2 2014 (photo from @akaDanielLawrie  on twitter)Pickets at Plumstead fire station, May 2 2014Workers at ...

SE London Strikes and Protests Round-up

A quick round up of strikes and protests...Staff at Goldsmiths and other universities are staging another one day strike next Thursday in the ongoing national pay campaign. The last, two hour, strike on January 28th, was reported in Goldsmiths paper The Leopard:'As the nation-wide strike began, protesters took the opportunity to address the large mass ...

Teachers Strike in Lewisham

Teachers picketing Prendergast-Ladywell Fields College yesterdayYesterday's teachers strike seems to have been pretty effective in Lewisham. Martin Powell-Davies (National Union of Teachers) reports that 75% of local schools were either completely or mainly closed. The strike focused on three big issues, as described by the NUT  :'Pay – no to dismantling the national pay systemConditions – ...