Activist network of workers, students, retired and claimants in and around Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The network was launched out of the bottom up protests of the students, which others were keen to support and now campaigns against cuts.

We meet every fortnight at organise specifically to oppose cuts to services, jobs and communities.

We aim to coordinate with other local campaigns including campaigns to save Libraries; Youth services; Play services; Pools & Leisure centres; City Hall; Sure Start services etc.

Thursday 21 July 2011

20 July Whickham teachers strike against academy status

NASUWT members at Whickham School in Gateshead took strike action yesterday after a 70% yes vote in a ballot against turning the school into an Academy (i.e. opting out of local authority control)

Academies can be more like independent schools, setting curriculum admission policies and being selective and often opt out of buying services from local council (i.e. special education support etc.)

bbc coverage

more info when we know it

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