East Lancs staff set to join with teachers’ strike action

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: East Lancs staff set to join with teachers’ strike action East Lancs staff set to join with teachers’ strike action

SCHOOL staff are poised to take industrial action alongside teachers.

Teaching staff who are members of the NUT are due to strike on July 10 at schools across East Lancashire.

Local union representative for the area, Simon Jones, said the union was in talks with Unison, Unite and the GMB which could lead to support staff joining teachers on the picket line.

Mr Jones said: “The government is still failing to make progress on our trade dispute over pay, pensions and workload.

“The talks are still only about the implementation of Government policies, not about the fundamental issues we believe to be detrimental to education and the profession.

“Strike action is a last resort and we deeply regret the disruption it causes parents and pupils. This date has been chosen to cause minimum disruption to examinations.

“Teaching is one of the best jobs in the world but is being made one of the worst under Michael Gove and the coalition. It is time they listened.”

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8:11pm Mon 30 Jun 14

justaworkinlad says...

So if parents take their children on holiday when teachers are on strike will they still be fined?
So if parents take their children on holiday when teachers are on strike will they still be fined? justaworkinlad
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8:12pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Copperhead says...

Teachers are a bunch of whinging, moaning lefty gobs*tes.
Over 90% of teachers are members of the Labour Party.
There are more teachers who are members of the Labour Party than are of any other occupation.
Labour is responsible for the mass-immigration of recent years which has ruined the UK, and the job and housing prospects of millions of people - including the children that these teachers are supposed to be educating.
Labour is responsible for the huge expansion of the public sector which has increased the UK's debt and budget deficit beyond belief.
Labour allowed the financial crash on their watch by inadequate regulation of the City spivs and wide boys because Labour needed all that tax revenue to pay for all those new public sector " workers " and to give benefits to their myriad clients, both native and immigrant.
Teachers have had it easy for years - public sector salaries, job security, retirement at 60, longer holidays etc - so they should put up and shut up and accept the low pay rise which is part of the severe budget needed to right Labour's poisonous legacy - the Labour party so beloved of all these teachers.
Teachers are a bunch of whinging, moaning lefty gobs*tes. Over 90% of teachers are members of the Labour Party. There are more teachers who are members of the Labour Party than are of any other occupation. Labour is responsible for the mass-immigration of recent years which has ruined the UK, and the job and housing prospects of millions of people - including the children that these teachers are supposed to be educating. Labour is responsible for the huge expansion of the public sector which has increased the UK's debt and budget deficit beyond belief. Labour allowed the financial crash on their watch by inadequate regulation of the City spivs and wide boys because Labour needed all that tax revenue to pay for all those new public sector " workers " and to give benefits to their myriad clients, both native and immigrant. Teachers have had it easy for years - public sector salaries, job security, retirement at 60, longer holidays etc - so they should put up and shut up and accept the low pay rise which is part of the severe budget needed to right Labour's poisonous legacy - the Labour party so beloved of all these teachers. Copperhead
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