First of a weekly solidarity report from the NEU Left. We urge all our supporters to send message of support and solidarity to colleagues on strike in the coming week. The messages really do make a difference. You don’t need to write an essay- just a quick line saying you heard about the strike and are sending your solidarity on behalf of your school group or NEU district is enough. An injury to one is an injury to all.

Newham Sixth Form striking against academisation

On the picket line before Xmas- Newham Sixth Form continue striking this week

Education workers at Newham Sixth Form College are continuing their strike action next week over bad management practices, workload and proposed academisation. 

Talks have been ongoing with the college management, who have so far refused to meet the strikers’ demands. 

Strikers have been strengthened by messages of solidarity and will be holding a strike rally on Tuesday 11/01 to publicise their campaign with NEU President Daniel Kebede due to attend. 

Strike days have been called every week in the run up to February half term. 

Messages of support to Newvic rep, Rob Behan: [email protected] or Newham Secretary: [email protected]

St Matthews Preston primary strike against academisation

Following five days of action before Christmas, members at St Matthews CE Primary school in Preston are standing firm and are set for another 8 days of strike action in January 2022. 

Members are united in opposition against the headteacher’s & governors’ plans to academise the school. 

Membership has more than doubled – growing from 19 to 41 members – since the beginning of the dispute, with parents, local councillors and the wider community supporting their action to save the school from privatisation. 

Messages of solidarity & support to NEU rep Julie Copeland at [email protected]

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