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13 Jersey schools closed due to industrial action

The NEU are taking strike action today over teachers' pay. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Thirteen Jersey schools are closed today due to industrial action and many more are being disrupted.

Teachers are walking out for eight days this month as part of an ongoing row over pay with the States Employment Board.

Unions met with the SEB over the past two days to try and reach an agreement, but none was found.

Members will gather at Jersey's Weighbridge at 12:45pm for a demonstration.

Despite talks going on for two days and into the evening on the day before the strike, it was not possible to reach an agreement with the representatives of the States Employment Board (SEB).

The employers proposals over education reform and the need to make cost savings are as unrealistic as they are unnecessary. These proposals on education reform are being used as pre-condition for any increase in pay. This is neither reasonable nor fair.

– Brendon Caloran, President of NEU Jersey

Schools completely closed include:

  • First Tower
  • Grands Vaux
  • Grouville
  • Janvrin
  • Rouge Bouillon
  • St Clement
  • St John
  • St Luke's
  • St Martin
  • St Mary
  • St Peter
  • St Saviour
  • Victoria College Prep

Other primary schools affected:

  • Bel Royal: Nursery closed
  • d'Auvergne: Reception and Years 1,5 and 6 closed
  • Jersey College Prep: Open
  • La Moye: Nursery, Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3 closed
  • Les Landes: Open
  • Mont Nicolle: Open
  • Plat Douet: Open
  • Samarès: Open
  • Springfield: Open
  • St Lawrence: Open
  • Trinity: Open
  • Mont à l'Abbé: Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2 closed

Other secondary schools affected:

  • Grainville: Years 7, 8 and 9 closed
  • Haute Vallée: Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 closed
  • Le Rocquier: Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 closed
  • Les Quennevais: Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 closed
  • Hautlieu: Year 10 closed
  • Jersey College for Girls: Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 closed
  • Victoria College: Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 closed
  • Highlands College: Open
  • La Sente: Year 10 closed
  • Mont à l'Abbé: Open

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