Mehdi's Morning Memo: To Strike Or Not To Strike?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 10 July 2014... 1) TO STRIKE OR NOT TO STRIKE? Isn't it odd that the Tories say they support the ri...

Those on Strike Today Are People Who Keep Our Country Going - They Deserve More From Their Employers

Mark Serwotka | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

Imagine, if you need to, being on below average wages and finding out that because some wealthy bankers crashed the economy you wouldn't be getting a pay rise any time soon. As I say, only imagine this if you need to. There is a very good chance you know exactly how it feels. If you work in the public sector, it has happened to you...

Teachers Voted For Further Strikes In June

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are to face widespread disruption after teachers voted to stage further strikes, starting with a national walkout in the summer, in a bitter r...

Teachers' Union Calls Michael Gove 'Demented Dalek On Speed'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

Michael Gove was described as a "demented Dalek on speed" on Saturday for wanting to "exterminate" education by a teachers' union as it debated calls...

Ponderings on the NUT Strikes

Xavier Bosch | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Xavier Bosch

Who is in the right here? Hard to say. As a nation we should support the plight of teachers who supply arguably one of the most important services in the county, the people we charge with enriching the intellect of our young people. But national strikes are becoming annual events. This will be the third strike since 2011.

Teachers Cannot Be Expected to Perform to Their Best Under Continual Attack and Criticism

Christine Blower | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Christine Blower

Teachers work some of the longest hours of any profession with many working 50-60 hours a week. Our work is essential, our pay is not high, our pensions not gold-plated and we cannot be expected to work more hours than we already do. There comes a point when it is impossible to ignore what is happening.

120,000 People Witnessed a 1.9 Second Record in USGP

Todd McCandless | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Time is of the essence in a sport that is measured in the one thousandth of a second and to change all four wheels in under two seconds is a terrific feat by anyone's measure. Teams practice pitstops regularly and in Austin you could catch some of those practice sessions during the pit walk on Thursday.

Why Teachers Are Striking Today

Chris Keates | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

Teachers are committed and dedicated public service workers. They do not take strike action lightly. No teacher has any wish to inconvenience parents or disrupt pupils' education, but this action is not the failure or due to the unreasonableness of teachers. It is the failure and unreasonableness of the secretary of state...

Can David Cameron Ignore the NUT's Support of No More Page 3?

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Politics
Stephanie Davies-Arai

Given the support for the No More Page 3 campaign from the Girl Guides, the National Youth Council, the National Association of Head Teachers and now the NUT, perhaps it is time for the Prime Minister of this country to concede that the issue of Page 3 goes beyond 'consumer choice', and finally add his voice to the mounting pressure on David Dinsmore, Editor of the Sun, to scrap the feature.

We Want to Hear Your Views on the Future of Workplace Giving

David Blunkett | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics
David Blunkett

Normally when a representative from a business receives a letter asking them to come and give evidence in Parliament, I imagine their blood pressure rises a little, and beads of sweat form as they recall the grilling given to prominent businessmen and women by parliamentarians such as the chairs of the Public Accounts Committee and the Treasury Select Committee. This week will feature a session which is, I hope, a little different, and will be examining the work that is taking place in businesses across Britain in partnership with their employees to support charities through workplace giving.

Could GCSEs Be Replaced By The I-Level?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

GCSEs could be replaced by a system of new I levels - with numbered grades from 1 to 8 - under sweeping changes to school examinations, it was reporte...

'Leftist Fat Cat' or Teachers' Saviour? Interview With NUT General Secretary Christine Blower

Hannah Gal | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Hannah Gal

Following my interview with Michael Gove's department, I present the very same questions to Christine Blower, the National Union of Teachers' general secretary.

Mother Judgement: How Women Are Undermining Modern Feminism

Jemma Wayne | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Wayne

There is a quieter, yet just as dangerous trend undermining feminist values, and this trend is being perpetrated most, by women. The arena: online forums, Facebook groups, press articles, NCT circles, even groups of friends. The reason: Mother Judgement - the war between those who do and those who don't.

Gove Showing 'Arrogance' On Teachers' Strike Threat, Say Unions

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

Michael Gove has agreed to meet two teaching unions planning to strike over pay and pensions, but warned the Government will not row back on its plans...

Jessica Elgot

'Pay Teachers Bonuses For Good Grades' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

George Osborne is waging a "war on teachers", unions have said, by announcing plans to link teachers' pay to their pupils' performance. It could co...

Teachers To Strike Over Pay And Working Conditions, Union Announces

Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics

Teachers have voted for strike action over pay and working conditions, with 82.5% in favour, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) announced today. ...

Teachers Hit Out At Cameron Over Sport Criticism

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron is facing furious backlash from teachers after he criticised staff for refusing to play their part in running school sports. The Prim...

Racist Bullying In Schools Dismissed As 'Banter'

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Name-calling is rife in many schools, but is often dismissed as simply "banter", according to a new Ofsted report into bullying. It found that pupi...

Gove Puts For-Profit Free School Plans Put Back On The Map

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Plans to enable free schools to make a profit have been put back on the table after Michael Gove admitted they "could" become a possibility in the fut...

School Resisting Academy Status Closes As Teachers Strike

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Striking teachers and parents took part in a protest on Tuesday outside a school which is resisting academy status. Downhills Primary School in Har...

Hundreds Of Heads Earning Above £100k

PA | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Around 700 school leaders are earning six-figure salaries, official figures show. Data published by the Department for Education reveals that 200 h...

Strike Sees Thousands Of Pupils Miss Lessons

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of children are missing lessons as teachers in Nottingham stage a walkout over proposed changes to school term dates. Nottingham City Cou...

Ticking Off For Canoodling Couple At Teachers' Conference

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Love was on the curriculum as a pair caught taking a more hands-on approach during a teaching union conference were chided after their teenage behavio...

NUT Says No To Shortening Summer Holidays

PA | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers have warned they will resist any attempt to shorten the six-week school summer holiday. A move to cut the traditional summer break would h...

Testing Kids At Aged Five Risks Branding Them 'Failures', Says NUT

PA | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children will be branded failures at the age of five by the Government's new reading test, teachers have warned. The National Union of Teachers (NU...