Tag: unions

Nothing To Hide, Nothing To Fear..

Teaching assistants at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College have voted to go on strike “for up to a week” to protest disciplinary observation at the school. What on earth is ‘disciplinary observation’…? The school brought in a new training programme…

Wait, What..?

An MP chosen to chair an influential Conservative backbench education committee has been mocked by teaching union bosses. Caroline Ansell describes herself as a former teacher, but David Brinson, secretary of the East Sussex National Union of Teachers, pointed out…

There’s Always Resistance….

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced plans to give patients in England access to their entire medical record by 2018, and to let them read and add to their GP record using their smartphone within a year. Hurrah! More…

Never Satisfied…

I guess that’s why we call people like Frances O’Grady ‘progressives’ – it certainly isn’t their results! Employers told us it would cost two million jobs; rightwing politicians saw it as interference in the market; and even some trade unions…

Hey, If You’ve Nothing To Hide…

The National Union of Students is unhappy that we aren’t more ‘welcoming’ to foreign students, apparently: Figures show PhD students are most likely to feel unwelcome (65.8 per cent) with those from Japan (64.5 per cent), Nigeria (62.8 per cent)…