Ofsted has spent its thirty years inflicting surveillance and stress on teachers and judging working-class schools more harshly than their wealthy counterparts – it must be replaced.
To celebrate May Day, worker support network Strike Map has organised a new campaign encouraging activists to visit a picket line and give solidarity to the growing ranks of workers taking strike action.
On top of relentless overwork, surveillance, slashed funding and inadequate Covid support, teachers in England have lost 17% of their real-terms pay since 2010 – while MPs’ salaries have risen by £19,000. It’s time to fight back.
Our education system is failing both pupils and workers, and political leaders don’t seem to care – so education unions are putting forward their vision for radical change.
The new Strike Map UK initiative aims to put a spotlight on the scale of industrial action taking place across Britain – and build links of solidarity which can strengthen the working-class movement.
Tomorrow, a grassroots trade union campaign is calling for people to wear #RedForKeyWorkers – in recognition of their efforts today, and in demand that their work is respected in the future.