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
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
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.
By Natalie Hensel
Britons are feeling less optimistic, according to a survey by YouGov.
With the ongoing cost of living crisis, war in Ukraine and the Covid pandemic not being left behind yet, people said to be nine per cent less optimistic compared to March 2021.