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    Chipster 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.
    What an excellent idea to have hours worked, salary published etc. It would be most interesting reading to many.
    I don't buy into the argument that teachers are to quote, "down trodden". We are not living in Edwardian times. Most teachers do a fine job and are a credit to their profession but they choose to teach! No one twisted their arm and they do not work any harder than any other profession when it comes to long hours. Is our Fuzzy friend trying to convince us that their lot id far worse than a policeman? Fireman? Nurse? Armed Forces? Any shift-worker like myself doing a minimum 60Hrs a week to make ends meet? Do me a favour! What about all the breaks between term-time? Teacher training days? And of course the summer holidays! Are you trying to say that these people work 365 days a year?
    As far as I'm concerned they're no more of a deserving case than the rest of us trying to make ends meet. Down trodden? Sorry, I don't buy that!
    You compare teaching with shift work? You don't have to educate the next generation. You dont have to provide the framework for kids future lives.

    Personally I think teachers should be incredibly well rewarded. We should aspire to only employ the best people into teaching. It should be a job that many people aspire to."
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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

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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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