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Guest post: what should Andrew Little learn from Ed Miliband?

John tweets at @mrduttonpeabody.

A Labour leader being elected on the back of an election loss, through a system of weighted bloc votes, is familiar to anyone who follows UK politics. 844 more words


Poverty Politics

Poverty is not everywhere. It is, for example, not in the homes of New Zealand’s political class or the majority of those who vote for them. 520 more words


Votes of No Confidence in Minnesota

At this past June’s annual meeting, a chapter leader suggested that AAUP ought to start tracking votes of no confidence—even if not as formally as it tracks its own investigations and censures of institutions for violations of the AAUP’s core principles of academic freedom, shared governance, and tenure/economic security. 605 more words


'Intervention', I Hate the Word

Now in my second year of teaching, I sometimes look back on my NQT year with envy. Yes I am quicker at planning now, yes I can reuse material, and yes the marking is ever so slightly faster. 867 more words


Who Cares? - An Exploration of Issues Within Care Work

A young Unite member working in the sector outlines the challenges facing care workers.

Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, care workers provide for the personal needs of the most vulnerable people in our community. 1,491 more words

Unite Youth

Learning from Massachusetts. Madeloni made it clear that the union was not going to compromise on this issue.

Last summer in Denver at the annual meeting of the NEA I had the good fortune of having dinner with Barbara Madeloni who had just recently been elected president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. 870 more words


Soul Deep: Jimmy Ruffin and Paul Weller support the miners

In memeory of Jimmy Ruffin, May 7 1936 – Nov 17 2014

The Council Collective performing the extended version of Soul Deep live on Channel 4′s The Tube, 14th December 1984 at the studios of Tyne-Tees Television in Newcastle Upon Tyne. 25 more words