EMPLOYER’S FAILURE TO ENGAGE PROMPTS STRIKE ACTION

NASUWT: North Yorkshire Federation
The Largest Teachers’ Union in North Yorkshire

Chris Head, North Yorkshire Federation Secretary for NASUWT, reports on the strike in Lincolnshire.

8 October 2014

EMPLOYER’S FAILURE TO ENGAGE PROMPTS STRIKE ACTION

Members of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, will hold the first of six days of strike action starting tomorrow (9 October) at William Lovell Academy in Stickney, Lincolnshire.

The action has been called as a result of the employer’s unacceptable working practices.

“The strike action is completely avoidable.

“The NASUWT has made every effort to secure an agreed way forward through negotiation, but the employer has refused to listen to the serious concerns of teachers about the unacceptable practices being adopted for the monitoring of teachers.

“Our members are all dedicated and committed members of staff, but they have been left with no choice but to make this strong protest.

“All that is needed to avoid this strike action is a commitment by the employer to genuine negotiation and to listen to the concerns of teachers.

“The ball is now in the employer’s court.”

“Our members are dedicated professionals, committed to providing the highest standards of education for the children they teach.

“They have no wish to disrupt pupils’ education but have been left with no choice. As professionals they are entitled to have their concerns listened to seriously and addressed. That is all it will take to avoid this action.”

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