Teachers’ Solidarity is Vital

Teachers’ leaders in the NUT and NASUWT have released plans for rolling strike action to begin in June and continue in the autumn term, in support of the ongoing campaign to defend pay, pensions and working conditions. The stakes are high. Gove has declared war on teaching unions, reminiscent of Thatcher’s destruction of the NUM in the 80s. What is clear is that the government will stop at nothing to destroy teaching unions. The advent of Academies and Free Schools is the opening salvo in their strategy; enabling these schools to derecognise unions. This is a ‘fight to the death’. Either Gove and his coalition suffer a significant defeat or teachers’ power to organise will be emasculated and the unions will be smashed. At this crucial time teachers cannot afford disunity. The struggle will be long and hard. Teachers are not only defending themselves, they are defending the future of education from spivs and privateers who can only see the quickest way to profit.

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Hazards Campaign shows the union movement speak for humanity in Britain. The government created a chaotic and irrational response to the continuing transmission of the virus, not starting control measures early enough & stopping them before they should.
http://www.hazardscampaign.org.uk/blog/the-hazards-campaign-calls-for-the-government-to-adopt-immediately-a-zero-covid19-policy

PSC will ask DWP members whether they are prepared to take industrial action over the government’s insistence that jobcentres extend their hours until 8pm on weekdays and fully open to the public, despite the very real danger of a second Covid-19 spike. 
https://www.pcs.org.uk/news/pcs-to-launch-consultative-ballot-for-industrial-action-over-jobcentre-hours-extension

Trade unions provide unity & a collective approach.
West Midlands TUC called for a summit of local Trade Unionists and politicians following announcements of 8000 job losses. Unions have led on Covid safety & now again they take the lead in jobs crisis.
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/unite-backing-summit-to-win-support-for-west-midlands-as-8000-jobs-go-in-under-a-week/

Job losses at Alexander Dennis the bus manufacturer; 650 across Britain. Unite calls on government to bring forward £3 billion plan for 4,000 new green buses on UK’s roads. Make it in Britain! Public procurement from Britain!
Make Brexit work for Workers!
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/bus-maker-alexander-dennis-job-losses-devastating-blow/

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