Teachers strike next month

By a County Press reporter

Saturday, February 8, 2014

 

TEACHERS are set to strike next month in a national dispute over pay, pensions and conditions.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has announced a one-day walk out on March 26.

According to a statement released by the Isle of Wight Council: "Should the strike go ahead, we will provide a full list of all schools and their status, once confirmed, in the run up to, and on the day of the strike itself.

"The list will be on www.iwight.com and we will post updates on this page.

"Please be aware some schools may not be in a position to confirm if they will be open, partially open or closed until the day itself, so parents should always assume their child's school will be open unless otherwise advised."

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by sidney barton

12th February 2014, at 16:46:54

So. teachers on strike next month. children at home mum cant go to work. are the education authorities going to pay mum 60pounds a day????

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by Keven Ball

12th February 2014, at 14:46:52

Peter I cannot make the strike come any faster, sit tight and let's await the outcome?

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by Peter Jeffery

11th February 2014, at 16:25:02

Keven

I will try just once more and will leave it to others to decide how factual the following statements from your posts on this thread are, without you backing them up with dates :-

"I am getting really fed-up with teachers having their many strikes."

"you'll find that teachers have on average 2 - 3 strike days a year. It is apart of their job role (so it seems)"

"teachers have gone on strike for many years and not much gets done, hence further strike action"

"Teachers and unions such as NUT have had many strike days, that is a fact (Google it)! "

"Teacher unions have been on strike plenty of times in the last few years"

If I make claims on figures when commenting on a story, I will support them with evidence or reference.

I think that's a perfectly reasonable position, don't you ?

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by Keven Ball

11th February 2014, at 16:07:49

Peter - I have told you where to get the information from. It is up to you if you wish to research it or not? Teacher unions have been on strike plenty of times in the last few years. And again, I back the post by Ross. Thanks.

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by Peter Jeffery

11th February 2014, at 13:09:52

IWCP Online

For my part, I am more than happy to keep to all house rules.

by IWCP Online

11th February 2014, at 12:19:07

Dear Peter and Keven. Thanks for your comments. Please keep in mind our house rules when commenting. These are in place to help us avoid threads becoming personal and antagonistic exchanges. I would particularly ask you to remember house rule 8 - "Please respect the views of others. If you disagree, you have the right to challenge them but do not resort to personal attacks or insults."
Comments which contain elements that breach our house rules are liable to be removed. Thanks, Ross Findon (web editor)

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by Peter Jeffery

11th February 2014, at 11:31:46

Keven

Do that then, and post the dates on here please. It's you saying there have been so many so you provide evidence to support it.

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by Keven Ball

11th February 2014, at 11:20:34

Peter - Open up a Google webpage, then type in these words " teacher strikes" and you get a full list of the dates and times. I hope that helps you?

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by David Blackford

11th February 2014, at 09:13:56

What would happen if children crossed the picket lines?

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by Peter Jeffery

11th February 2014, at 08:42:25

Keven

How about adding all those strike dates since 2010 ?

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