This volume provides an exploration of the policies associated with workforce remodelling in England, and wider issues of workforce reform in schools in the countr, and locates these in the broader context of neo-liberal State restructuring and New Labour’s commitment to ‘modernise’ public services. Specifically the work has two broad aims: first, it provides an assessment and analysis of recent development in teacher trades unionism and school sector industrial relations in England. It does so by exploring teacher union engagement with the policy of workforce remodelling and offering an analysis of how teacher unions both shape policy and are shaped by policy. Second, the work seeks to make explicit connections between the way teachers experience work (the labour process of teaching) and developments in the strategy and form of teacher trade unions.