In an unprecedented move, the employers, all the further education unions in England – UNISON, UCU, GMB, ASCL, NEU and AMiE – and students will join together on 17 October to lobby MPs at Parliament for proper funding for colleges. …
Fees up by 52%, compared to 17% increase in nominal wages. Families left with £4,700 annual shortfalls even after government support. Click here to read more.
Neighbours want to ensure children and staff are not exposed to asbestos at a primary school during building and demolition works. Click here to read more.
Academies are faring badly financially, new figures suggest Academy budgets are in an even worse state than those of council-run schools with eight out of 10 in deficit, suggest figures from their accountants. Click here to read more.
From teaching assistants to teachers to pupils, asbestos in schools is a killer and cuts to school funding can only make the situation worse. Click here to read more.
24 October 2017 9:30am – Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, Westminster SW1P 3DW On Tuesday 24 October UNISON and other education unions will hold a mass lobby of Parliament to protest against education funding cuts. Click here to read more.
All UNISON members are encouraged to attend the lobby. Assemble at 9.30am, 59½ Southwark Street, SE1 0AL, a short walk from London Bridge station and tube, with London Councils meeting at 10.30am. See attached flyer for further details.
A quick visit to the Health and Safety Executive’s website reveals that LBWF has form on asbestos – see here:
Three companies have been fined a total of more than £1m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest. Click here to read more.
16 July 2017 12:00pm–3:00pm, Victoria Embankment and Parliament Square, London. March, family activities and rally for fair school funding in England. A Carnival Against the Cuts organised by parent group Fair Funding for All Schools to oppose school budget cuts…