Basingstoke headteacher warns of possible disruption during NUT strike

Basingstoke headteacher warns of possible disruption during NUT strike

Basingstoke headteacher warns of possible disruption during NUT strike

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PARENTS of a Basingstoke secondary school have been warned that some pupils may have to stay at home next Thursday because of strike action.

Schools face disruption on July 10 as the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has announced its intention to strike alongside members of other unions, including PCS (Public and Commercial Services), Unison, Unite and the Fire Brigade Union (FBU).

Christine Blower, general secretary of the NUT said the strike was a “last resort for teachers”.

She added: “The Government is still failing to make progress on our trade dispute over teachers’ pay, pensions and workload.”

Betty Elkins, headteacher at Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College, in Wessex Close, wrote to parents yesterday to warn them of the possible disruption.

She said; “It is very possible that some teachers and support staff will be on strike which is, of course, something they are legally entitled to do. On this occasion only one of the teachers’ unions is taking action and therefore it is highly unlikely that we will need to entirely close the school.

“However, until we get closer to the day and we have some indication from staff of their intentions we will be unable to make a final decision. It is possible that we may have to ask for one or two year groups to stay at home.”

Parents at Cranbourne will be updated on Tuesday. 

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11:33am Fri 4 Jul 14

JJ38JJ says...

If a parent keeps their child out of school during term time they can now be fined. If a teacher does not fulfil their contract by not attending work then the same rules should apply. And as each teacher teaches about 30 kids at a time the fine should be thirty times as severe.
If a parent keeps their child out of school during term time they can now be fined. If a teacher does not fulfil their contract by not attending work then the same rules should apply. And as each teacher teaches about 30 kids at a time the fine should be thirty times as severe. JJ38JJ
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8:42pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Ms Kinky says...

Douchebag.....
Douchebag..... Ms Kinky
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10:11am Tue 8 Jul 14

alan partridge says...

Aha!

Solidarity to ALL teachers. Im a father of young children and will have to make arrangements to care for them during the strike.

But this is a small price to pay and I share my support not only for teachers but also the nurses, fire brigade and all those who have had their jobs squeezed by Cameron whilst he and his cronies have enjoyed inflation busting pay rises and fat pensions.
Aha! Solidarity to ALL teachers. Im a father of young children and will have to make arrangements to care for them during the strike. But this is a small price to pay and I share my support not only for teachers but also the nurses, fire brigade and all those who have had their jobs squeezed by Cameron whilst he and his cronies have enjoyed inflation busting pay rises and fat pensions. alan partridge
  • Score: 4

8:50am Fri 11 Jul 14

Folkestone Saint says...

So the government say there is "no more money", and they are right as they have just given it to themselves, greedy self serving b/stards, it's about time ALL payrises within the public sector were linked to the same rate, so it's "one for all" or "none for all", back dated of course
So the government say there is "no more money", and they are right as they have just given it to themselves, greedy self serving b/stards, it's about time ALL payrises within the public sector were linked to the same rate, so it's "one for all" or "none for all", back dated of course Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 2

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