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The government’s free school and academy programme has cost taxpayers nearly £80m in private consultants’ fees, according to a new TUC report published today (Friday).
14 March 2014
Commenting today (Tuesday) on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) international education league table, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
03 December 2013
Across the country our education system is being undermined... Beth Farhat explains why nine out of ten teachers in Britain decided to take strike action last week.
21 October 2013
A new Charter launched today (Thursday) by unionlearn – the learning and skills arm of the TUC – will provide assistance for young people, union reps, employers and training providers to ensure that the government's new Traineeship programme offers young people the best possible introduction to the world of work.
22 August 2013
Welcoming education unions from around the world to a conference today (Tuesday) at the TUC's central London headquarters, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady warned of the threat posed to education by increasing privatisation and continuing austerity.
29 January 2013
The affiliated school workforce unions - ATL, GMB, NASUWT, NUT, UNISON and Unite - and the non-affiliated school leaders' union - NAHT - have issued a joint statement setting out a number of key issues of principle regarding trade union recognition and pay and conditions for employees in Academy schools.
24 October 2012
The TUC is today (Monday) launching a new and unique set of learning resources for use in schools and colleges.
27 April 2011
Commenting on the publication of the Education Bill today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
27 January 2011
TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O'Grady will today (Saturday) warn that rushing through major changes to the school system with little or no consultation has left parents, teachers and governors confused and concerned about the future of the schools system.
27 November 2010
Commenting on the final report of Lord Browne's review of higher education funding published today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
12 October 2010