Teachers prepare for action

Daily Echo: Teachers prepare for action Teachers prepare for action

TEACHERS in Hampshire will refuse to stand in for absent colleagues, supervise lunch breaks or invigilate exams when they take part in industrial action later this month in a row over pay, pensions and workloads.

Members of the two biggest teaching unions are launching coordinated action from September 26 as part of a national dispute with the Government.

The NUT and NASUWT say the action is intended to be “pupil, parent and public-friendly, while resisting Government policies which are undermining teachers’ ability to work effectively to deliver the highest standards of education ”.

Union members have been told to refuse to participate in supervision and assessments of lessons, and only supervise out-of-school activities if it is something they have volunteered for.

Between them, the unions represent 90 per cent of teachers in England and Wales.

The last time the two unions took strike action, in November last year, nine out ten Southampton schools and two-thirds of those in Hampshire were forced to close.

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12:33pm Tue 11 Sep 12

sotonbusdriver says...

This is a better way of getting a result,,, An all out strike will get the Parents and Public's backs up....
By doing industrial action, school teaching continues although it effects the school Head's and Local Governments, which is where the action needs to hit...
As an ex-union member in the past, I was never in favour of striking as it effects the people that support you, where as industrial action, doing just what you are paid to do, and no more, has reaching impact on the institutions not the public directly
This is a better way of getting a result,,, An all out strike will get the Parents and Public's backs up.... By doing industrial action, school teaching continues although it effects the school Head's and Local Governments, which is where the action needs to hit... As an ex-union member in the past, I was never in favour of striking as it effects the people that support you, where as industrial action, doing just what you are paid to do, and no more, has reaching impact on the institutions not the public directly sotonbusdriver
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1:39pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Georgem says...

sotonbusdriver wrote:
This is a better way of getting a result,,, An all out strike will get the Parents and Public's backs up....
By doing industrial action, school teaching continues although it effects the school Head's and Local Governments, which is where the action needs to hit...
As an ex-union member in the past, I was never in favour of striking as it effects the people that support you, where as industrial action, doing just what you are paid to do, and no more, has reaching impact on the institutions not the public directly
So you're back in the union now?
[quote][p][bold]sotonbusdriver[/bold] wrote: This is a better way of getting a result,,, An all out strike will get the Parents and Public's backs up.... By doing industrial action, school teaching continues although it effects the school Head's and Local Governments, which is where the action needs to hit... As an ex-union member in the past, I was never in favour of striking as it effects the people that support you, where as industrial action, doing just what you are paid to do, and no more, has reaching impact on the institutions not the public directly[/p][/quote]So you're back in the union now? Georgem
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2:20pm Tue 11 Sep 12

peter.maidment says...

Teachers work loads have got more and more, I work in a factory so when i clock off i dont have to worry about work till the following morning,however my wife who is a school teacher is having to be at the school for about 7.30 in the morning to prepare her class etc, she leaves the school about 5.45, once at home most evenings she will have planning and marking to do ready for the next day, the goal posts for a teacher are moving further apart, it is a stressfull job and i for one would not like to do it, they deserve better
Teachers work loads have got more and more, I work in a factory so when i clock off i dont have to worry about work till the following morning,however my wife who is a school teacher is having to be at the school for about 7.30 in the morning to prepare her class etc, she leaves the school about 5.45, once at home most evenings she will have planning and marking to do ready for the next day, the goal posts for a teacher are moving further apart, it is a stressfull job and i for one would not like to do it, they deserve better peter.maidment
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6:30pm Tue 11 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Who is going to monitor the correct wearing of Uniform now then?
Who is going to monitor the correct wearing of Uniform now then? OSPREYSAINT
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