TUSC candidates - we're people at the sharp end of austerity like you!

Mar
30

I've been replying tonight to RCN members lobbying prospective candidates over their 'Nursing Counts' priorities. Here's what I've let them know about TUSC and what we stand for:

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Now the campaign starts for real....so spread the word about TUSC!

Mar
30

That's it, the Con-Dem Coalition Government is now officially over - but whatever new Coalition the main parties cobble together after May 7, we know that it is guaranteed to still be one that continues with cuts and austerity. That's why TUSC is standing in over 130 different Westminster constituencies to offer a real alternative to the establishment parties. YOU can help us build that support in Lewisham West and Penge.

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LANAC FRINGE MEETING

Mar
25

LANAC FRINGE MEETING AT NUT CONFERENCE 2015

A Strategy to Win for Teachers

7.30 Friday April 3rd

Wharfedale Suite, St George Hotel, 1 Ripon Road, Harrogate (5 mins from Conference Centre)

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Education question times - lacking class struggle?

Mar
11

Yesterday I received an email in my inbox inviting me to Barnet NUT Education Question time, part of the NUT's Stand Up for Education "political" campaigning.

We are often told this "political" campaigning is social movement trade unionism, is similar to the Chicago model, is involving communities in our campaign. However I can't help but feel this event is lacking in the "movement" part of social movement trade unionism. And for that fact the "trade unionism" bit.

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NUT needs a new turn

Mar
10

By Patrick Murphy

At its February meeting the National Union of Teachers (NUT) National Executive definitively ruled out further national strikes between now and the election.

NEC members who support rank and file campaign LANAC proposed that the Union call a strike for March 24, but were defeated by 24 votes to 13 with 2 abstentions.

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Cameron announces more free schools

Mar
10

Yesterday Cameron pledged that another 500 free schools would open in the next 5 years under a Tory government, with at least 25 in London.

He also claimed that the free school program is the “most successful schools programme in recent British history”. We beg to differ. We'd argue that the introduction of comprehensive education and the abolition of two-tier schooling was more successful — and better for children.

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Schools for students, not for markets!

Feb
19

Originally published by Workers' Liberty at http://www.workersliberty.org/node/24671

For the Tories, education is about training children and young people to follow instructions and to jump through stereotyped hoops, and grading them accordingly.

That approach works poorly even to develop job skills, and very poorly to help young people become confident, cooperative, practically-competent, informed, critically-minded, imaginative thinkers.

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#TellNicky and hope, not strike?

Feb
19

By Liam Conway, LANAC member of the executive, originally published on http://www.workersliberty.org/node/24718

On January 29, National Union of Teachers (NUT) National Executive voted 24 to 12 not to call two days of strike action in the run up to the General Election.

In October a survey of members returned 80% in favour of strikes. This despite the failure of the NUT to develop a serious strategy to wring concessions from the Government over pensions, and then pay, since 2011.

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