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    Smile april 24th

    well looks like we will all have a day off Teacher's have decided to strike

    BBC NEWS | Education | Teachers vote to hold pay strike

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    I think teachers should be made to have a cr*p job with no pension contributions and standard holidays before they're allowed into into teaching (certainly not straight from uni). I've known many teachers who have worked in industry and almost all of them think the T's and C's are VERY good. They have no idea what it's like to work in a job where your pay is performance related or if the company isn't making money then NO payrise, i worked for a company for three years where i didn't get a payrise as the staff were told it was that or lay offs.


    I don't really want to tarnish all teachers with the same brush (some work very hard) but their unions do them no favours and often make them look like a completely work shy bunch.

    Still a day off would be nice ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    well looks like we will all have a day off Teacher's have decided to strike

    BBC NEWS | Education | Teachers vote to hold pay strike
    Think we may well be required to work even if the teachers strike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    Think we may well be required to work even if the teachers strike.
    I would think this would be the case. School will probably be closed to students but remain open to support staff. Also I would imagine it would depend on the number of teachers in NUT.

    More often that not the strike will be cancelled and they will renegotiate better terms.

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    We will be open as very few teachers are are nut members.

    Russ

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    well my contract says term time only no kids no me!!!

    i can only hope could do with a day off to sort some extra things

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    April 24th

    Depends how many of the 'valiant' teaching staff decide that they can't possibly strike because it 'hurts the children's education' .

    School probably closed, but with remaining staff in. We have an inset on the 25th, so they'll just have another long weekend.

    As far as I'm concerned, if they're in the NUT, they need to get their *rses out, or move to another union that isn't striking. I have no time for those people who want the benefits and protection of a union, but can't be bothered to put themselves out. Was quite surprised when I heard they'd voted for it. Didn't think they had the bottle!

    Of course they're completely mental if they think they're going to get a 4/5/6% pay rise. Teachers are well paid for what they do - great perks - 13 week holidays!

    It's just one long rant from me today. Mr Grumpy Pants!

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    We'll be open and if we had NUTs for teachers we'd be told to flippin teach the kids, could be viewed as the best days education they have ever had

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    well my contract says term time only no kids no me!!!

    i can only hope could do with a day off to sort some extra things
    But the 24th April *is* in term time isn't it? It certainly is here. Just 'cos the kids aren't in due to a strike doesn't mean it isn't term time

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    It's highly unlikely the teachers at my (independent) school will strike and even if they did, we'd be open and I'd have to go in.

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    there's hardly any NUT members in either school I work in so it'll be business as usual for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    Think we may well be required to work even if the teachers strike.
    Indeed - the strike is by NUT members and NUT members alone, people in other unions will still be required to be in. If your school decides to close due to lack of staff, then that's their choice and you will get yourself a day off, but otherwise you're in, even if the NUT teachers are out.

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    i'll just be glad of the peace... not bothered about having the day off!

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    Got a fair few in NUT I think so shoudl be a nice quiet day. We've put in for maintenance after school that day so at least it will mean can start on time rather than chase after people who are still logged in (who have normally gone home)

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    Apparently we are told by SMT that the strike is irrelevant as we dont have NUT members here anyway.

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