The NUT has voted to strike again in June

Hampshire Chronicle: A previous teachers strike in Southampton A previous teachers strike in Southampton

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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11:33am Mon 21 Apr 14

kyrrie says...

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!
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! kyrrie
  • Score: 20

12:32pm Mon 21 Apr 14

The_Fuzz22 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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. The_Fuzz22
  • Score: -14

12:41pm Mon 21 Apr 14

The_Fuzz22 says...

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.
Besides which, what exactly do you mean "with no notice"?
Do you mean "with plenty of notice as evidenced by the existence of this article and many other like it"?
[quote][p][bold]The_Fuzz22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]Besides which, what exactly do you mean "with no notice"? Do you mean "with plenty of notice as evidenced by the existence of this article and many other like it"? The_Fuzz22
  • Score: -4

1:00pm Mon 21 Apr 14

kevinchandler100@talktalk.net says...

striking is not all ways the answer, all that dose is cause trouble for parent's that are working with there employer and in some cases lead to unemployment. were staff need to take time off from work as you teachers are on strike.the employer will not put up with this for long and dismiss the parent. is that what you won't?.
striking is not all ways the answer, all that dose is cause trouble for parent's that are working with there employer and in some cases lead to unemployment. were staff need to take time off from work as you teachers are on strike.the employer will not put up with this for long and dismiss the parent. is that what you won't?. kevinchandler100@talktalk.net
  • Score: 5

1:07pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Quentin Heslop says...

The_Fuzz22 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.
Besides which, what exactly do you mean "with no notice"?
Do you mean "with plenty of notice as evidenced by the existence of this article and many other like it"?
And you're comparing teachers to underpaid and downtrodden members of society.
[quote][p][bold]The_Fuzz22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Fuzz22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]Besides which, what exactly do you mean "with no notice"? Do you mean "with plenty of notice as evidenced by the existence of this article and many other like it"?[/p][/quote]And you're comparing teachers to underpaid and downtrodden members of society. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 0

1:18pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Nod says...

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.
If the teachers believe they are "underpaid, downtrodden members of society" may i suggest they pick up Thursdays Jobs supplement in the Echo and find themselves a better job.

Also worth noting that the members have not been forced into strikes, as amply demonstarated by members of the NASUWT who shunned the walkout on the 26th of March due to discussions being ongoing,
[quote][p][bold]The_Fuzz22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]If the teachers believe they are "underpaid, downtrodden members of society" may i suggest they pick up Thursdays Jobs supplement in the Echo and find themselves a better job. Also worth noting that the members have not been forced into strikes, as amply demonstarated by members of the NASUWT who shunned the walkout on the 26th of March due to discussions being ongoing, Nod
  • Score: 5

1:22pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Randoor says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]The_Fuzz22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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. Randoor
  • Score: 6

1:44pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Rhombus says...

Tell me, are you back to work tuesday or is it teacher training?
Tell me, are you back to work tuesday or is it teacher training? Rhombus
  • Score: 3

2:43pm Mon 21 Apr 14

George4th says...

We have an education system that has been failing our children for many years - we have fallen right down the global education league tables.

Who has been teaching our children?

At least the coalition has set in train changes that are intended to vastly improve education in this country. (It was dumb down so much under Labour, and the teachers allowed it!! - incredible!)
We have an education system that has been failing our children for many years - we have fallen right down the global education league tables. Who has been teaching our children? At least the coalition has set in train changes that are intended to vastly improve education in this country. (It was dumb down so much under Labour, and the teachers allowed it!! - incredible!) George4th
  • Score: 4

3:52pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Holly the Dog says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Randoor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Fuzz22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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. Holly the Dog
  • Score: 6

4:53pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Chipster says...

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!
[quote][p][bold]Randoor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Fuzz22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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! Chipster
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Mon 21 Apr 14

solomum says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Holly the Dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Randoor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Fuzz22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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. solomum
  • Score: 0

7:37pm Mon 21 Apr 14

VOR666 says...

Speaking from my 30 years of experience in the teaching profession, I can assure you that INSET days ARE used for training. They are nothing to do with compensating for supposed loss of holidays.
Speaking from my 30 years of experience in the teaching profession, I can assure you that INSET days ARE used for training. They are nothing to do with compensating for supposed loss of holidays. VOR666
  • Score: 1

8:25pm Mon 21 Apr 14

good-gosh says...

Would any of them bother to strike if the union stopped whipping up unrest? I doubt it.
Would any of them bother to strike if the union stopped whipping up unrest? I doubt it. good-gosh
  • Score: 1

8:56pm Mon 21 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Chipster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Randoor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Fuzz22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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![/p][/quote]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. elvisimo
  • Score: -2

9:18pm Mon 21 Apr 14

bighit2011 says...

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!
Totally agree kyrrie!! Teachers are allowed to strike whenever but we are fined for taking our children out!!! 3 of my friends home school and I'm seriously considering it as well, the children learn much more from being home schooled than sat with a class of 25+ many of who are disruptive and not wanting to learn!!
[quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]Totally agree kyrrie!! Teachers are allowed to strike whenever but we are fined for taking our children out!!! 3 of my friends home school and I'm seriously considering it as well, the children learn much more from being home schooled than sat with a class of 25+ many of who are disruptive and not wanting to learn!! bighit2011
  • Score: 3

8:16am Tue 22 Apr 14

is it true 1 says...

Teachers choose to be in that career, and as for the strike most teachers don't even turn up to demonstrate, last strike our school was closed , but all the teachers were still in school using the day as a free day obviously.
Teachers choose to be in that career, and as for the strike most teachers don't even turn up to demonstrate, last strike our school was closed , but all the teachers were still in school using the day as a free day obviously. is it true 1
  • Score: 0

4:56am Fri 25 Apr 14

notableedingheart says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Randoor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Fuzz22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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. notableedingheart
  • Score: 3

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