Teachers coordinate strikes in London over school cuts - and protests are planned

Workers at three schools in south east London began a coordinated two-day strike against cuts on Tuesday of this week.

 

NUT union members at Forest Hill School, Corelli College and Plumstead Manor School walked out, and GMB union members at Plumstead Manor also struck.

 

The walkouts followed a strike at all three schools on Thursday of last week, and a 100-strong protest last Saturday.

 

The cuts are being overseen by Labour-run Lewisham and Greenwich councils.

 

Meanwhile NUT union members at St Edward’s sixth form in Havering, east London, were also set to strike on Thursday of this week. They are fighting job cuts and increased workload.

 

Joe, the NUT rep at Forest Hill School, told Socialist Worker, “The council released a statement following our strike last week.

 

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