The National Education Union Launches

  • September 12th, 2017
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Voted for by its members, the amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Leaders and the National Union of Teachers means the NEU will be the largest education union in Europe. Choosing the new academic year as the moment to launch their joint venture, the union will represent a majority of teachers and education professionals […]

Nurses vote in support of strike over low pay

  • June 7th, 2017
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The RCN has warned that unless the one percent pay cap is lifted, nurses will hold a ballot on industrial action later this year. The government’s cap on public sector pay has meant nurses have suffered a 14 percent pay cut since 2010. The RCN believes, low levels of pay are responsible for the thousands […]

Schools in England could face £3 billion in cuts

  • June 7th, 2017
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Headteachers have warned Theresa May’s pay cuts will force them to cut staff, sports teams and clubs. Headteachers across one council area have written to the Prime Minister inviting her to visit their schools and witness first-hand the damage the cuts will make to their students and the school. The letter written to Mrs May […]

General Election 2017: The NHS pay cap must be lifted

  • May 17th, 2017
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  NHS bosses say the pay cap on NHS staff must be lifted because it puts patient’s safety at risk. According to NHS providers, the cap had caused retention and recruitment problems in England, which has limited pay rises to only 1% a year up until 2019 NHS Providers chief executive Chris Hopson said his […]

How would Britain leaving the EU affect students?

  • May 3rd, 2016
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In June 2016, the British public will vote on whether to leave or remain in the European Union (EU). Currently, the news is focusing on issues such as immigration, trade and legislative powers, however the EU also has a significant effect on universities and students. Vote in Leaving the EU would be difficult for British […]