Workers, students and parents at Forest Hill School in Lewisham (South London) are fighting dramatic cuts to the school budget and proposals to lay off teachers. Alongside a community campaign, the teachers have taken numerous days of strike action – most recently on 3 May – with more to come. They have also received support from two of the three Lewisham Constituency Labour Parties. For more information on the campaign, see stopfhscuts.com.
The Clarion and the left-wing student organisation NCAFC have produced a solidarity poster. You can download it to print/copy here. Or drop us an email if you want a glossy colour version sent to you. Meanwhile here are some photos taken so far, please check back for regular updates.
NUS exec member and University of the Arts SU campaigns officer Ana Oppenheim with Forest Hill School NUT rep Joe Cowley – on the picket line
Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union general secretary Ronnie Draper / Kas Witana, health care assistant, Sheffield
Natalie Parsons, striker at the Ritzy (Picturehouse) cinema, South London / John Bloxam and Jean Lane, teaching assistant, Sheffield
Alison Brown, paramedic and Unison activist, Sheffield / Pat Murphy, Leeds NUT secretary and NUT national exec member
Camila Bassi, Sheffield Hallam lecturer / Alex Blenkhorn, NHS worker, Manchester
Anita Kennedy, postal worker and Labour activist, South London / Simon Hannah, Lambeth Unison and Clarion editor
Kim Tunstall, paramedic, Manchester / Luke Neal, teaching assistant, Manchester
Gill Hart and Kath Dunbar, Lewisham Labour Party activists
Morad Shirin, Iranian workers solidarity activist / Chris Marks, Manchester TUC Secretary
Sahaya James, NUS executive and University of the Arts Labour Club chair; Kelly Rogers, Picturehouse cinema striker