Industrial action

Teachers strike again over pupil violence in Birmingham | Education

Teachers have gone on strike for a second time at a school rated outstanding by Ofsted, where they say pupils carry knives, threaten staff and fight in the corridors. Staff at Starbank school in Birmingham, which has more than 2,000 students, said they did not feel safe after receiving physical and verbal threats. The second day of strike action follows a walkout last week, with union members saying the school has not done enough to help teachers deal with poor…

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UK universities told to compensate students over campus strikes | Education

A group of British universities have been told to pay compensation for failing to make up for teaching hours lost during last year’s wave of campus strike action by lecturers and other staff. The payouts, each worth hundreds of pounds, were ordered by the higher education ombudsman for England and Wales in a string of cases where students complained they had missed out on lectures and seminars or suffered distress from the university’s response. The Office of the Independent Adjudicator…

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