On 7 September, Tony Blair and Education Secretary Alan Johnson visited Quinton Kynaston school in North London to announce the rolling out of their "trust schools" programme - including to QK itself. They were met by a protest of school students and some staff, whose organiser, QK learning support assistant and AWL member Robin Sivapalan, has been suspended from his job on charges of "breaching confidentiality" and "insubordination".
Robin's hearing is on 9 November; in the run up to it, we must apply the maximum possible pressure for the charges to be dropped. This is an issue of defending all public sector workers' right to protest. For more information and to sign the online petition visit www.workersliberty.org/node/6909