Martin Webb It's not just the teachers though - posties, firemen etc we're all being affected and yet the media just portray us as rejecting improved pay when it's about so much more - working conditions, pensions. Remember if you can read this or have commented on this thread - THANK A TEACHER !
Anthony Tickner My best mate's wife is a teacher she's lucky if she gets a day off and often working gone 8pm and very lucky if she gets 2 weeks off out of the the 6 at summer "holidays".
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Wayne Geoghegan Yes I agree with the strike wholeheartedly! I don't see the Tories smashing their pensions or working longer hours for nothing so why should hard working teachers be punished!
Sue Morris My son isn't going in and personally just getting any education seems to be a bonus these days. They work 9 months of a year and get paid accordingly, if they want more work a full day and full year!
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Debs Shipley It's about lots if things including this stupid idea of shortening holidays and making school days longer. I support them however my daughter's school is using 6th formers to show round prospective parents instead of doing any work. Disgraceful. School use them as unpaid help yet again.
Only 8% of parents support the education secretary's reforms and think they are good for their children, the general secretary of the National Teacher's Union (NUT) said.
Christine Blower made it clear no one - teachers and parents - wanted to resort to a strike, but industrial action was necessary if a pay system which was "fair" to teachers "everywhere" was implemented.