Our leaflets

EWN constitution
All Out For Pensions
An unbranded poster designed to promote the upcoming pension strikes. (pdf)
Education struggle are our struggles (EWN)
Generic leaflet that can be given out to education workers, students, parents, or members of the public.
EWN Leaflet for J30
An EWN leaflet designed to be given out in the run-up to J30 or on picket lines on the day. (pdf)
ALL OUT FOR JUNE 30th! - leaflet for edu workers, parents, and students
A leaflet designed to begin a conversation with education workers, but also students and parents, about the June 30th pension strikes. (pdf)

The Education Workers Network (EWN) is made up of Solidarity Federation members who work in the education sector, whether that's schools, FE or HE.


If you are an education worker in London, please contact the LEWN from the contact form.

“Zero hours” contracts in Higher Education: the zero option…?

Five years ago, “zero hours” contracts came to the attention of the national media. While there is no one type of “zero hours” contract,  in all cases workers receive no guaranteed weekly hours or income. Workers are paid only for the actual hours worked, and the employer is under no obligation to provide any work. Their use by employers in very many sectors of the British economy has mushroomed in recent years. In 2006, possibly 0.5% of the workforce had “zero hours” contracts (130,000). According to the Labour Force Survey, 901,000 people (representing 2.8% of all workers) were on contracts that do not guarantee work in December 2017.

Conference: Resisting restructuring in education (23. Nov)

Education is in turmoil. How can we build effective alliances between education workers and students, and solidarity between education establishments? Conference with talks and workshops,  organised by students and workers at Sussex university for the Education Workers Network and @occupy_sussex. Open to education workers and students.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 11:00am until 6:00pm, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, BN1 3XG Brighton

Teaching strikes Tues 1st Oct

The NUT and NASUWT unions in the East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside and the Eastern regions are on strike on Tuesday October 1.

The strikes are over pay, pensions, workload and conditions. If you live or work near a primary or secondary school do your best to show your solidarity.


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EW Issue 8: Academy Special The latest issue of Education Worker, the EWN's bulletin is out, with an Academies Special! We lift the lid on what's happening in schools and academies in particular: what they are, what they do, why they are a problem and what should be done about it. EW#8 can be downloaded from the site, or ask your nearest SolFed local.   (post) (pdf)
Education Worker #7 is out! (post) (pdf)
Education Worker #6 out now! (post) (pdf)
Education Worker #5 (post) (pdf)
Education Worker #4 In this issue: The University Funding Freeze ; Alternative G20 at University of East London ; Roundup ... University and Colleges Roundup ; H.E. Pay: Don't be Fooled ; Break with Partnership (post) (pdf)
Education Worker #3 In this issue: Migrant Cleaners ; Confronting Inequality ; Double Whammy for the Low Paid ; Unions Derecognised at Nottingham Trent ; Hera to Zero ; What we Mean by Direct Democracy (post) (pdf)
Education Worker #2 In this issue: Bullying ; HERA Lessons ; What we think of... ; Pensions ; Work Councils ; Academy Schools (post) (pdf)
Education Worker #1 In this issue: HERA ; What we think of... ; Crichton Campus ; Union Partnership ; Health & Safety  (post) (pdf)

You can get in touch with us via the contact form on this site.