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 Unions 2000 Monday, 6 January, 2003, 11:31 GMT
From the floor
BBC News Online's extensive coverage of this year's annual conferences of the biggest education unions, in reverse date order.
 Fairer funding call for schools
A teachers' union leader calls for a more equal funding system for schools in England and Wales.
 EIS backs boycott ballot
Scotland's biggest teaching union is to ballot its members on a boycott of all new secondary school initiatives.
David Hart 100k plus perks for 'hyperheads'?
A head teachers' union wants 100,000 salaries and performance bonuses for the new generation of heads who take over failing schools.
lab worker using microscope 'Life-saving' researchers see no future
Two thirds of medical researchers on fixed-term contracts say they lack a career structure.
 School violence protection call
Scotland's second biggest teaching union backs calls for more protection for teachers amid reports of an increase in violence.
 Strike threat over five-term year
A teachers' union says it will take strike action if schools seek to impose a five-term year.
 Teachers demand strike ballot
Teachers' representatives back a one-day strike over performance-related pay - but their leader says "no".
peter smith Call to modernise unions
ATL leader Peter Smith says teaching unions must "modernise" if they are to influence the future of state education.
pupils and teacher in class 'Three-day week' threat for schools
While the government wants schools to open longer hours, a union leader warns that a teacher shortage could mean fewer lessons.
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Twists and turns of the pay changes in England and Wales Pay turmoil
The merit money saga

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Reduced to tears



Spotlight on bullies


A head teachers' leader says schools are having to take back violent pupilsClass violence
Knife-wielding pupils

Teacher who told the education secretary he had resignedHad enough
Why Wilf Matos is quitting

lord puttnamChariot of fire
Teachers' champion under attack

estelle morrisSnubbed
Education minister faces walkout

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Teachers denounce homophobic bullying

peter smithPassing Go
Union leader ridicules education 'Monopoly'
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