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    Holly the Dog wrote:
    Randoor wrote:
    The_Fuzz22 wrote:
    kyrrie wrote:
    So our children are not allowed time off for a holiday but yet the school can shut with no notice so the teachers can strike. Pot kettle black comes to mind!
    Yes, it makes very good sense to compare a couple of extra days away from education for your offspring, to underpaid, downtrodden members of society, who dedicate their lives to make sure your kids don't grow up as thick as you clearly have, being forced into strikes by an abusive government.
    Let the teachers publish their salary and hours of work over the course of one year , So we can work out your hours worked v salary , Then we can compare your conditions of employment to see if you are being hard done by not.
    I am not a teacher nor are there teachers in my family but i have helped out at my childrens school with school trips and other activities and it makes me cross when posters make comments about salary v hours.
    Teachers do not work just 8.30 to 3, they prep lessons beforehand and mark work afterwards, there is also parent meetings, after school activities, school productions etc.
    I helped during a week camping trip and the teachers were on call 24hrs to deal with problems.
    Teacher Training or Inset days are rarely for training, the 5 Inset days are compensation when the Government reduced the summer holiday by a week. Before you start moaning about hours and salary, help out at school and get a first hand look at what teachers do and not what you think they do.
    Hold on. Since when have summer holidays been reduced by a week? They have not, and if you are telling me that teacher training days are not for training, then I shall ask the school to reimburse my extra childcare costs for the days they CLAIM to be training my children's teachers. If the days off are compensation for lack of holidays, then I as a parent am carrying the cost of their free days off."
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The NUT has voted to strike again in June

A previous teachers strike in Southampton

A previous teachers strike in Southampton

First published in Education
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Hampshire Chronicle: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

HAMPSHIRE schools are set to face more disruption later this year.

The National Union of Teachers has voted to stage further strikes, including a national walkout in the summer.

It is the latest move in the bitter row over pay, pensions and conditions.

The NUT vowed to step up their campaign of industrial action at their annual conference in Brighton.

Delegates backed a priority motion which calls on the union to co-ordinate national strike action in the week beginning Monday, June 23, if ''significant'' progress is not made in resolving the long-running dispute.

The NUT has said it would not rule out more than one day of strikes, and the resolution also left the door open for further action in the autumn.

The move leaves hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across England and Wales facing the prospect of school closures and disruption to lessons.

The Department for Education has previously condemned the union's strike action, saying it disrupts families and holds back children's education.

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