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    STRIKE!

    All out. Man the picket lines. Burn things in oil drums and wave placards!

    I'm in agreement with this - even if it is teachers

    BBC News - Teachers announce one-day strike
    Last edited by tech_guy; 12th July 2013 at 11:02 AM.

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    Gove t-shirt at the ready...

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    Same old, same old.

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    Seams a little tricky if you ask me, insisting on a work to rule could mean they actually end up doing more in a normal week!

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    No sympathy, not for what us support staff or shall I say IT Staff go through.

    Get back to work!

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    I dare them to take that strike day in the October half term.

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    Previous striking has failed to make a difference, I fail to see how this round of strikes will make any difference

    Get back to work - my child's education is at risk and that is of greater importance to me as a parent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Get back to work - my child's education is at risk and that is of greater importance to me as a parent.
    This really isn't a criticism, just interested. Do you really think a strike day is putting your kid's education at risk? What happens if they are ill, do you agonise over whether to send them in or not due to the impact on their education?
    Again, sounds like a criticism but its not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Previous striking has failed to make a difference, I fail to see how this round of strikes will make any difference

    Get back to work - my child's education is at risk and that is of greater importance to me as a parent.
    Not as much as Mr Gove is putting it at risk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    This really isn't a criticism, just interested. Do you really think a strike day is putting your kid's education at risk? What happens if they are ill, do you agonise over whether to send them in or not due to the impact on their education?
    Again, sounds like a criticism but its not
    Yes it is, we bashed on to parents how 1 day sick equates to % of teaching time in an options subject etc.. and how 5 days holiday equated to x% of teaching time and how detrimental it was. It was quite astounding how it hit parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netman View Post
    Not as much as Mr Gove is putting it at risk...
    Never mind. It's only another 20months or so then we can vote him back in for another 5 years. Privitisation....

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    In the schools I work in, there are not enough teachers striking to make any difference at all anyway

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    Gove's yet another fine example of a Tory Moron - his proposal for a new Royal Yacht costing 60m just proves that fact. Married to a Times journalist and with over a million quid in the bank is a fine example of yet another pratt who is out of touch with real life.
    He claimed over 10,000 in stamp duty after flipping his second home and has stayed in hotels at 500 a night which the tax payer has to fork out for. I would not trust him to run a bath let alone our schools.

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    The BBC news story this morning about the gov changin their minds on plain cigerate packets made me laugh:

    "We don't want to rush any decisions that can have such a long term impact"

    Clearly one memo Michael Gove has never recieved!

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    From the article:

    The government is moving away from a national pay framework for teachers and introducing more performance-related pay from the autumn.
    Seeing first hand how bad students can be I can certainly understand the union's plight. I wouldn't want my financial stability tied to the success of someone who doesn't want to learn either.

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