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Parliamentary committee notes potential for human rights breaches in Trade Union Bill

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has reported on the Trade Union Bill, noting the potential for breaches of international human rights law in some of the legislation the government has proposed. 401 more words


Sarah Karp: Why the Chicago Negotiations Collapsed

Experienced journalist Sarah Karp here explains what sank the contract negotiations between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union.

“In the recent Chicago Public Schools contract offer, which now lingers in a sort of political purgatory, teachers were offered a pay raise, but there was a big catch: CPS educators would essentially be paying for the salary increase by sacrificing the most experienced members of their teaching force. 250 more words

Education Reform

NUM answers smears over Ukraine solidarity

Statement from the NUM (also published, in extended form, as a letter in the current issue of the Weekly Worker):



TUC week of action

 The heartunions week of action celebrates the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society. We’re proud of our unions and reject the government’s attempts to damage them with the Trade Union Bill.  269 more words


Chicago Teachers Union Will Protest Massive Cuts Today

CTU to March and Rally Today for a Fair Contract, City and Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve

CHICAGO—Two days after Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s handpicked Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Forrest Claypool declared war on public school educators by threatening $100 million in classroom cuts—roughly 1,000 layoffs—and the removal of teachers’ long-standing pension pick-up, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) will continue a series of non-violent direct actions with a mass march and rally from Bank of America (BOA) to City Hall today at 4:30 p.m. 204 more words


Michigan: Rightwingers Want to Punish Detroit Teachers

The fabulously wealthy DeVos family of Michigan bankrolls vouchers and hates unions. Now they are promoting legislation to punish the teachers of Detroit for their sickout action, which brought national attention to the abysmal physical conditions in the Detroit schools. 333 more words