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  • Wales: 50,000 days lost due to teacher stress


    THE number of teachers off sick due to stress in Wales has soared by thousands in just one year, research published yesterday shows.

    Stress-related illness was the cause of 51,795 sick days, an increase of 2,568 on 2014, freedom of information figures revealed.

    Since January...

    Tuesday 26th Jul 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Mexico: Teachers protest at tests as talks on dispute begin


    STRIKING Mexican teachers marched in the capital on Tuesday as their CNTE union sat down to talks with the government over draconian education “reforms.”

    Some 1,000 protesters gathered at the national teacher training college in the centre of Mexico City, carrying banners...

    Thursday 21st Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Mexico: Government gives ground on teacher tests after strikes


    MEXICAN Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno pledged on Wednesday to revise pernicious teacher evaluation tests that have sparked months of strikes.

    But he refused to meet with teachers’ union CNTE, which is leading the strikes, preferring to deal with the rival SNTE that is aligned...

    Friday 15th Jul 2016

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Morgan ‘lying’ to teachers over cuts


    Thousands of teachers strike against Tory education cuts

    Wednesday 6th Jul 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Solidarity with NUT and BMA


    SCHOOLS Minister Nick Gibb draws comfort from his statement that “seven out of eight schools are refusing to close” as though this justifies his cack-handed dealings with teachers in England.

    Even if his statistic were a little more soundly based than most emanating from...

    Wednesday 6th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Zimbabwe: Health staff and teachers strike for missing pay


    ZIMBABWEAN doctors, nurses and teachers went on strike yesterday to demand unpaid salaries, a day after police smashed protests by taxi drivers.

    At Zimbabwe’s two largest state hospitals, Parirenyatwa and Harare Central, non-critical patients were told to come back next week...

    Wednesday 6th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Teachers walk out amid worst cuts since 1970s


    SCHOOLS face the worst funding cuts “since the 1970s,” teachers warned as they prepared for today’s national walkout against Tory education plans.

    The strike has been called following mounting financial pressure on schools and the “deregulation of teacher terms...

    Tuesday 5th Jul 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Funding cuts have pushed teachers to the brink


    Osborne’s cuts have put an intolerable financial squeeze on schools, which is why teachers are taking strike action today, explains KEVIN COURTNEY

    Tuesday 5th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Mexico: Striking teachers vow to mobilise for next talks


    STRIKING Mexican teachers have vowed to mobilise for even bigger protests as they prepare for the next round of talks with the government.

    After marathon negotiations with Interior Minister Osorio Chong ended in the small hours of Tuesday morning, the CNTE said its priorities were...

    Thursday 30th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Overworked teachers vote for strike action


    TEACHERS have voted overwhelmingly to strike over the Tories plans over pay and conditions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) confirmed yesterday.

    Members of the NUT will walk out on July 5 after voting by more than 9-1 in favour of industrial action.

    The union said its...

    Friday 24th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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