Most Jersey schools set to shut as teachers strike over pay and conditions

The strike is set to cause major disruption for parents with 30 schools announcing they are closing for the day. Credit: ITV Channel

Most primary and secondary schools in Jersey will shut on Wednesday 5 July as hundreds of teachers walk out in a row over pay and conditions.

Members of the National Education Union and NASUWT voted in favour of industrial action after rejecting a proposed 7.9% wage rise from the States Employment Board.

The strike is set to cause major disruption for parents with more than 25 schools so far announcing they are closing for the day.

Deputy Rob Ward, of Reform Jersey, says years of below inflation pay rises have led to a recruitment and retention crisis.

He said: "It's really significant that for the first time even headteachers are saying they need to take action.

"I would urge government to listen, act on it and actually respect a profession that we desperately need if we're going to build an effective society and effective economy in Jersey."

Deputy Rob Ward commenting on the strikes.

A full list of school closures (last updated Tuesday 4 July):

Primary schools

  • d'Auvergne

  • First Tower

  • Grands Vaux

  • Grouville

  • Janvrin

  • Jersey College Prep

  • La Moye

  • Les Landes

  • ​Mont à L’Abbé

  • Plat Douet

  • Rouge Bouillon

  • Samares

  • Springfield

  • St Clement's

  • St John's

  • St Lawrence

  • St Luke's

  • St Martin's

  • St Mary's

  • St Saviour's

  • Trinity

  • Victoria College Prep

Secondary Schools

  • Grainville

  • Haute Vallée

  • Hautlieu

  • Jersey College for Girls

  • Le Rocquier

  • Les Quennevais

  • Mont à L’Abbé

  • Victoria College

More information about school closures can be found on the Jersey Government website.

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