Southend schools likely to be affected by strike action

Echo: Schools likely to be affected by strike action Schools likely to be affected by strike action

SOME Southend schools are expected to close as public sector workers strike in a dispute over pay, pensions, working conditions and jobs.

Teachers are expected to walk out of some schools on Thursday, while some staff at Southend Council may also go on strike.

The National Union of Teachers will be joined by Unison and the GMB, whose members are striking as part of their dispute over pay negotiations for staff in local authorities and non-teaching staff in schools.

Refuse and recycling collections won’t be affected.

Ron Woodley, leader of Southend Council, said: “It is possible that some council services will be affected.

“We will be doing our best to ensure that disruption is kept to aminimum to front-line services, but we are expecting school closures.”

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6:00pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Rich;'Carol says...

Sack the lot of them and make the lazy trouble making buzzards pay £60 to each parent that has had to make other plans. Its about time people should march against teachers cos they are lazy buzzards . Instant sack sounds great.
Sack the lot of them and make the lazy trouble making buzzards pay £60 to each parent that has had to make other plans. Its about time people should march against teachers cos they are lazy buzzards . Instant sack sounds great. Rich;'Carol
  • Score: -17

7:23pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Only a shame it wasn't next week, could have added it to my paid summer holiday, still 6 weeks will have to do.
Only a shame it wasn't next week, could have added it to my paid summer holiday, still 6 weeks will have to do. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -4

12:29am Thu 10 Jul 14

emcee says...

Are any grammar schools going to be closed? It seems the the four grammars in Southend are going to remain open. I wonder why school closures from strikes and bad weather hardly ever effect grammar schools when all the other schools seem to close at the drop of a hat. Maybe they put more priority on their pupil's education. Maybe the headteachers are frightened to lose their lead in the school league tables. Either way, it goes to show where the majority of the school's priorities lie and it is certainly not education.
Are any grammar schools going to be closed? It seems the the four grammars in Southend are going to remain open. I wonder why school closures from strikes and bad weather hardly ever effect grammar schools when all the other schools seem to close at the drop of a hat. Maybe they put more priority on their pupil's education. Maybe the headteachers are frightened to lose their lead in the school league tables. Either way, it goes to show where the majority of the school's priorities lie and it is certainly not education. emcee
  • Score: 7

12:10pm Thu 10 Jul 14

CarnMountification says...

emcee wrote:
Are any grammar schools going to be closed? It seems the the four grammars in Southend are going to remain open. I wonder why school closures from strikes and bad weather hardly ever effect grammar schools when all the other schools seem to close at the drop of a hat. Maybe they put more priority on their pupil's education. Maybe the headteachers are frightened to lose their lead in the school league tables. Either way, it goes to show where the majority of the school's priorities lie and it is certainly not education.
Only the working class schools are affected, comprehensives. The Government will never budge, especially over something as important as pension reforms, the strikers are beating a silent drum.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Are any grammar schools going to be closed? It seems the the four grammars in Southend are going to remain open. I wonder why school closures from strikes and bad weather hardly ever effect grammar schools when all the other schools seem to close at the drop of a hat. Maybe they put more priority on their pupil's education. Maybe the headteachers are frightened to lose their lead in the school league tables. Either way, it goes to show where the majority of the school's priorities lie and it is certainly not education.[/p][/quote]Only the working class schools are affected, comprehensives. The Government will never budge, especially over something as important as pension reforms, the strikers are beating a silent drum. CarnMountification
  • Score: 3
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