Teachers' union calls strike action in Croydon "regrettable but necessary"

Croydon Guardian: Teachers' union calls strike action "regrettable but necessary" Teachers' union calls strike action "regrettable but necessary"

Members of the largest teachers’ union in the country have called today’s strike action a “last resort”.

Nearly 1,400 teachers in Croydon are members of the NASUWT, which is taking part in a nationwide day of industrial action.

A spokesman for the union said: “This strike action is a last resort; no teacher wants pupils to lose schooling, nor to inconvenience parents.

“But we believe we don’t have any other choice.”

It claims the Government’s proposals is not a financial necessity but “an ideologically driven tax on the public sector”.

The spokesman added: “Pensions are paid for by teachers and their employers as part of their salary.

“Teachers deserve a decent pension as does every worker whether they work in the public or private sector.

“In Croydon, teachers have delivered increases in SATs and GCSE levels year on year.

“There is real anger right across the teaching profession which is why NASUWT members are taking this very unusual, regrettable but unfortunately necessary action today.”

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4:38pm Wed 30 Nov 11

ANNE GILES says...

Necessary my foot.
Necessary my foot. ANNE GILES

6:18pm Wed 30 Nov 11

fedupwithofsted says...

So Anne What would you do? You have had a contract ripped up and replaced with another one that is nowhere near the same. You have already taken a pay cut in line with inflation over the last 8 years and you now have to work up to an extra 7 years. It's not your fault.

Hmmm. Perhaps just sit behind a lap top talking crap!
So Anne What would you do? You have had a contract ripped up and replaced with another one that is nowhere near the same. You have already taken a pay cut in line with inflation over the last 8 years and you now have to work up to an extra 7 years. It's not your fault. Hmmm. Perhaps just sit behind a lap top talking crap! fedupwithofsted

2:12pm Thu 1 Dec 11

ANNE GILES says...

I don't have a laptop. I am a retired adult education tutor who retired at 70 and was happy to do so.
I don't have a laptop. I am a retired adult education tutor who retired at 70 and was happy to do so. ANNE GILES

6:25pm Thu 1 Dec 11

fedupwithofsted says...

Must have been nice to do a simple job until 70. Teachers earn their money. If they didn't more people would want to do the job.
Must have been nice to do a simple job until 70. Teachers earn their money. If they didn't more people would want to do the job. fedupwithofsted

12:25pm Fri 2 Dec 11

ANNE GILES says...

Nothing simple about it. It is very hard work.
Nothing simple about it. It is very hard work. ANNE GILES

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