General Chat Thread, april 24th in General; Originally Posted by cookie_monster
I think teachers should be made to have a cr*p job with no pension contributions and ...
2nd April 2008, 09:22 AM #16
Exactly. Working in industry is blooming scary....my brother recently told me about job redundancies that were going to hit a lot of people in the head office at the company he works for.
Originally Posted by cookie_monster
Not to mention the amount of travelling he does and the long hours (unpaid) he has to work. A lot of teachers who have come from industry couldn't hack in industry and after several years in teaching fall into this hard done by mentality.
You tell me a job which can pay upwards of 40K, isn't strictly performance related, guarantees year on year cost of living increases, requires minimal if any travelling for work purposes, provides 12 weeks holiday a year, and doesn't have the continual threat of redunancy ? If you can find a job that matches that description in industry i guarantee there'll be thousands of applicants.
2nd April 2008, 09:31 AM #17
We have 8 NUT members in school, out of 34 teachers. It pretty much affects our upper school (year 7 & 8) mainly. The head is going to be discussing whether to close or not.
One of the things he mentioned is that teachers from other unions aren't allowed to cover the lessons of those teachers who are on strike, due to cross-union agreements.
I think he's leaning towards having it as an INSET-type day.
2nd April 2008, 09:32 AM #18
Head of the NUT? Prime Minister?
Originally Posted by torledo
2nd April 2008, 09:35 AM #19
Support staff were offered 2.2%, Teachers are offered 2.45%. Somehow I don't think there will be much support for NUT strikes withing the schools.
2nd April 2008, 09:48 AM #20
Will be quite amusing if they don't close the school though. When UNISON went off they had to reduce to Y10 and 11 (or possibly just Y11). I shall chuckle heartily if when teachers strike the school doesn't have to close
2nd April 2008, 10:07 AM #21
@ localzuk :Head of the NUT? Prime Minister?
Hehehe oh yes i forgot MP's. All on the gravy train
2nd April 2008, 10:30 AM #22
Think most of our Teachers are NASUWT members..
Besdies our school is closed for the err.. Easter... Hols. well the 2 weeks that most schools had off last week..
2nd April 2008, 10:32 AM #23
Not by the 24th you won't be - we have the funny late Easter hols too, and by 24th is in the first week back.
Originally Posted by Gatt
2nd April 2008, 10:37 AM #24
as would i but its kinda annoying that technically if there are no support staff, the school cannot function at all but yet support staff arent nearly as valued in alot of cases.
Originally Posted by TechMonkey
2nd April 2008, 10:50 AM #25
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