Teaching unions

Defend Victimised Teachers

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 09/07/2007 - 12:41.

Some 35 NUT members at Haggerston School, East London, face the prospect of disciplinary action (up to dismisssal for gross misconduct) for respecting a picket line mounted by striking members of the T&G/Unite who work for the multinational privateer, Sodexho, in the school's PFI-built canteen.

March and rally: Save ESOL

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 25/04/2007 - 13:33.
28/04/2007 - 13:00
28/04/2007 - 15:00

Save ESOL - save adult further education
Education should be free

Saturday 28th April 1pm
an afternoon of protest music and speeches
Meet opposite Homerton Hospital in the Park at 1pm - march to Hackney Town Hall - protest at Hackney town Hall with other colleges at 2pm.

Free - or at least affordable - English lessons for speakers of other langauages (ESOL) are under attack.

Conference on the Education Bill

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 14/02/2006 - 12:55.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

A good local school for every child - Will the Education Bill deliver?

Conference sponsored by NUT and Institute of Education

Register in advance (free) here.

Public meeting: Don't sell off our schools!

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 29/01/2006 - 12:54.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Haggerston girl


  • Tony Benn

  • Diane Abbott MP (invited)
  • Baljeet Ghale (NUT executive and vice president elect)
  • Ricky Jones (Hackney Unison)
  • parents from Homerton and Haggerston schools

This meeting has been called by Hands Off Hackney Schools, which was set up by Hackney NUT, Hackney Unison, and local parents.

Hands off Hackney schools! protest

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 06/07/2005 - 18:57.

Haggerston girl

On Thursday 30th June, kids, parents, teachers and supporters demonstrated outside the offices of Hackney's Learning Trust in defence of Homerton and Haggerston schools, and opposing their replacement with academies.

You can see photos of the protest here. Click on each image to see a bigger photo.

Read more information about the issue, and a report of a well-attended public meeting earlier in June, here.

Demonstration: Hands off Hackney Schools

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 23/06/2005 - 20:05.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Show the Learning Trust what we think!

March from Homerton College and Haggerston School to the
Learning Trust as soon as school finishes on Thursday 30 June!

Or go straight to the Town Hall Square.

Download a leaflet advertising this protest here.

Save Our Schools!

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 18/06/2005 - 08:58.

Mossbourne Community Academy

Nearly a hundred people attended a public meeting to oppose the closure of local school Homerton College of Technology and the spread of academy schools in Hackney. Called jointly by Hackney's local branches of NUT and UNISON, the meeting attracted parents, school students, teachers, trade unionists and community activists.

College lecturers strike against sackings

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 14/04/2005 - 07:53.


Lecturers at Hackney Community College took strike action on Thursday 7th April, in protest at the College telling staff that they would be made redundant.

The college has a £1.6m deficit, and has been threatening job cuts for some time. However, it seemed that these would be achieved through voluntary severance, and in a series of meeting with lecturers’ trade union NATFHE, college management gave no notice of compulsory redundancies.

Hackney College: Stop Job Cuts!

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 11/04/2005 - 06:50.

Information bulletin from NATFHE, the Lecturers’ Union at the Community College, Hackney - 20 March 2005.

Stop the Redundancies,
Save Adult and Further Education in Hackney

Hackney Community College lecturers are demanding the resignation of the college principal after management handed out more than 50 redundancies to lecturers.

Agreement to negotiations at London Met

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 28/01/2005 - 18:22.

11 January 2005

To all supporters of the academic boycott of London Metropolitan University
Lecturers burn contracts in protest!

A meeting took place this evening between the NATFHE negotiating team and a sub-committee of the board of governors and the statement attached below was agreed.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who said that they were coming to support our picket tomorrow and hope that I have got to them in time to save a journey.

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