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    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.
    This is exactly what I want to see from Teachers who I regard as a precious asset to an undeserving society. Having socialised with Teachers over time and knowing Teachers I can confidently make the statement that there is no other group in any industry that provides so much unremunerated and obviously unrecognised hours pro bono on an on-going basis week in, week out, before and after work, at work and at home and even on holiday. A guesstimate is that Teachers provide about 50% above their employment condition hours and all for no extra pay!
    Teachers also spend their own monies on resources and rewards for their students - again unrecognised and usually not refunded.
    As a person with many years of senior management experience including dealing with staff of all qualities from excellent to hopeless I without hesitation state that if I had staff of the innate quality of most Teachers my working life would have been and will be immeasurably easier and more productive. Most Teachers would be considered by good managers to be in the excellent category.
    I am certain that if Teachers suddenly withdrew all pro-bono work and declined to make additional other sacrifices the public education system would collapse almost immediately.
    Why Teachers, who have a modest salary at best, provide so much for a seemingly unappreciative and increasingly dysfunctional society is a mystery to me.
    Keep it up Teachers there are a great number of appreciative members of society who value you and want to see you guys remunerated well so that you may lift further the standards of public education."
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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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