Teaching Unions

Teach Last: Are Retirees the Answer to Our Teacher Shortage Crisis?

Rae Duke | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK
Rae Duke

With 4 in 10 teachers leaving the profession within their first year there's no denying that UK schools are finding it harder and harder to recruit st...

Privatizing the National Health Service and Education Are Acts of Vandalism

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What is it with neoliberal/neoconservative politicians? In their view of human nature and public ownership, privatization would magically improve everything. To them, evidence-based decision making is not necessary; they have an ideologically blind belief in the transformative power of markets.

An Interesting - and Awkward - Week for England's Classroom Unions

TES | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Other pesky issues tacked on the blog this week included the imminent scrap over the new National Curriculum, due to be published any day, and the chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw's stringent views on the state sector failing its brightest pupils.

WATCH: Teaching Unions Threaten 'Historic' Co-ordinated Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The two biggest teachers' unions, NUT and NASUWT, have threatened an "historic" co-ordinated strike in the autumn against government "attacks" on jobs...

Teaching Unions Voice Fears Ahead Of Osborne's Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

As George Osborne prepares to unveil the Budget for 2012, teaching unions have voiced their fears over the future of funding for education. One sai...

The Dangers Of Striking On St David's Day

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Higher education unions may lose valuable support from fellow schoolteachers' unions if they go ahead and strike on St David's Day, it has emerged. ...

Teaching Union Reveals It Will Accept Pension Deal

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teaching union has become the first to accept the government's controversial pension changes, it has been announced. The Association of Teachers ...

Union Warns Over Stress As 'Record' Sum Paid Out To Teachers

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A record six-figure financial settlement made as the result of an occupational stress case is part of almost £650,000 paid out to members of a teachi...

Scottish Classrooms 'Terrorised' By Problem Pupils

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Scottish classrooms are being "terrorised" by problem pupils because senior staff are reluctant to exclude them, a teaching union has warned. The ...

Teachers Descend On Parliament To Protest Against Pensions

PA | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of teachers and lecturers are descending on Parliament to protest against planned Government changes to their pensions. Teaching unions h...