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Teacher union pleased with parents’ support for strikes

By Haitham Khayyat

Education union leaders in Essex say they are pleased with the level of support parents have given to striking teachers this week.

“There is a lot of support from parents for this action,” said Steve Townshend, an official of the North East Essex branch of the National Education Union. “The government is very unpopular. If the disruption continues they are aware that they will lose votes at the next election. Continue reading Teacher union pleased with parents’ support for strikes

Essex students give qualified support to lecturer strikes

Striking memebers of the Universities and Colleges Union at the University of Essex on Wednesday. Photo: Essex UCU

Reporters from essexjournalism.com spoke to University of Essex students to find out what they thought about lecturers going on strike over pay and changes to their pension scheme. This term’s strikes by the Universities and Colleges Union began on 1 February and will continue for 18 days this month and next. This is what the students said

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Black Friday Strikes: Postal Workers and UCU Take Strike Action

Image: Lauren Wiles

By Lauren Wiles

Around 115,000 postal workers and 70,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) will be walking out starting today for the next 48 hours over disputes of jobs, pensions, pay and working conditions in one of the biggest walkouts of the year.

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