Strike hits services

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, July 10, 2014

 

Strike hits services

National Union of Teachers (NUT) Isle of Wight branch leader John McGee. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

SERVICES across the Isle of Wight will be affected by today's (Thursday) strike.

Unions have come together around the country to take industrial action over issues including pay and pensions.

On the Isle of Wight several schools will be closed or partially closed (full list here).

Other services affected include the floating bridge, which will not operate, however there will be a passenger launch in service.

The Museum of Island History in Newport will be closed, along with Newport and Sandown* libraries. There will be no mobile library service.

Last week, the leader of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) on the Isle of Wight, John McGee, said their members were working up to 68 hours a week, with weekends lost in paperwork.

"This action is the direct responsibility of the government and an education secretary who are refusing point-blank to accept the damage their reforms are doing to the education profession," he said.

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