“Two of Britain’s biggest teaching unions have voted in favour of a strike over changes to pensions, in the first sign of collective opposition to the coalition’s austerity programme.
The ballot in favour of a strike by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) is expected to close schools across England and Wales this term, affecting millions of children. The civil service union the PCS publishes the result of its own strike ballot on Wednesday.”
– from The Guardian - 14 June 2011
Currently we know the following have announced they are closing, or part-closing on the 30 June.
* St Stephens CE Junior School - closed * Orleans Infant School - closed * Grey Court School - closed * Archdeacon Cambridge’s CE Primary School - closed * Richmond College - closed * Stanley Primary School - only some classes open
If you know of other local schools, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: We have also heard that: Orleans Park, Kingston Grammar School are open.
* 23 June - added Orleans Infant School, thanks Camilla Danson * 27 June - added Archdeacon, Grey Court and Stanley Primary, thanks Ian, Becky, Kim and Graham
It is not the Goverment that is being affect the most. It is working parents that it effect. We have to either take a unpaid leave date or use one of our little entitlement that we have.
It also has a big effect on the kids. Kids should be a priority and should be protect from all of this.
The Pensions applys to all no matter what sector of industry you are in. You want to be lucky that you are in more of a secure job than private sector employees are in.
Count yourself lucky and stop effecting all other hard working people.Clare on 2011-06-24 13:00:15 +0000
I value teachers but they dont realise how lucky they are and that taxpayers are funding them.
They work only half the year and get all the school holidays off but get paid ALL 52 weeks of the year.
They get paid much more than workers in the private sector
They have jobs for life as it is almost impossible to sack an underperforming teacher.
They have goldplated fat cat pensions worth between half a million to 1.5million pounds which is paid for by people like us paying tax who will get no pension.
They get 6 months full paid sick leave whenever they want it.
It is time for their nice little gravy train to end as it has for all of us normal working peopleanne hancox on 2011-06-30 21:09:33 +0000