Union agrees date for teachers strike

THOUSANDS of children will be forced to stay at home on Wednesday March 26 after teachers announced a strike over pay and pensions.

The stoppage by the National Union of Teachers will be the latest in a long-running dispute and unions are blaming Education Secretary Michael Gove for "persistent refusals" to address their complaints

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11:17am Fri 7 Feb 14

morbeous says...

I hope the teachers will pay for me to take a day off work to look after my child then. I dont see why I should be out of pocket due to them being greedy
I hope the teachers will pay for me to take a day off work to look after my child then. I dont see why I should be out of pocket due to them being greedy morbeous
  • Score: 9

11:40am Fri 7 Feb 14

lucky_lad24 says...

It shows how much you know about their salaries. If a teacher strikes, they lose a day's pay. Therefore, ignorant people like you will not be out of pocket- perhaps you ought to get the facts before you act.
It shows how much you know about their salaries. If a teacher strikes, they lose a day's pay. Therefore, ignorant people like you will not be out of pocket- perhaps you ought to get the facts before you act. lucky_lad24
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11:44am Fri 7 Feb 14

morbeous says...

I know how much they earn as my father was a teacher. He used to joke about how he loved getting so much holiday each year. For the work they do they earn plenty. So maybe you need to get your facts straight
I know how much they earn as my father was a teacher. He used to joke about how he loved getting so much holiday each year. For the work they do they earn plenty. So maybe you need to get your facts straight morbeous
  • Score: 7

11:48am Fri 7 Feb 14

morbeous says...

Heres a table showing what they earn and dont forget they get 13 weeks of a year plus all the extra days they have throughout the year

http://www.education
.gov.uk/get-into-tea
ching/salary/teachin
g-salary-ranges.aspx
?sc_lang=en-GB
Heres a table showing what they earn and dont forget they get 13 weeks of a year plus all the extra days they have throughout the year http://www.education .gov.uk/get-into-tea ching/salary/teachin g-salary-ranges.aspx ?sc_lang=en-GB morbeous
  • Score: 8

11:50am Fri 7 Feb 14

lucky_lad24 says...

Morbeous- tut tut. Again another misguided mishap! I fully agree that teachers' get good holidays. However, i would suggest that they really only get the 6 weeks in the summer, just, as the average working person. Half terms, they plan and mark and so on. Many if not most, work silly hours each evening and weekends. Now, nothing against your old man, but just like technology, teaching and education changes rapidly. If you dad was in the game now- i wonder what's he'd say. Again, you out to think before you react.
Morbeous- tut tut. Again another misguided mishap! I fully agree that teachers' get good holidays. However, i would suggest that they really only get the 6 weeks in the summer, just, as the average working person. Half terms, they plan and mark and so on. Many if not most, work silly hours each evening and weekends. Now, nothing against your old man, but just like technology, teaching and education changes rapidly. If you dad was in the game now- i wonder what's he'd say. Again, you out to think before you react. lucky_lad24
  • Score: -6

11:51am Fri 7 Feb 14

morbeous says...

Did you bother looking at what they earn?? An unqualified teacher earns more than most people that have to take time off to look after their children earn
Did you bother looking at what they earn?? An unqualified teacher earns more than most people that have to take time off to look after their children earn morbeous
  • Score: 9

11:54am Fri 7 Feb 14

morbeous says...

Plus most average people do not get 6 weeks holiday a year. Most only get 20 days holiday which equates to 4 weeks. I think you really need to study what the average worker actually earns and what holiday they actually get.
Plus most average people do not get 6 weeks holiday a year. Most only get 20 days holiday which equates to 4 weeks. I think you really need to study what the average worker actually earns and what holiday they actually get. morbeous
  • Score: 12

11:56am Fri 7 Feb 14

lucky_lad24 says...

Again, weak! All that shows is the potential of how much one can earn if they have the qualifications, know how, ability and so on. As a Secondary Head teacher, i would fully expect them to earn 80k +. After all, how many professions have a lead person who is mostly in charge of so many staff and who has the responsibility of ensure 700/1800 children are educated well? Precisely!
Again, weak! All that shows is the potential of how much one can earn if they have the qualifications, know how, ability and so on. As a Secondary Head teacher, i would fully expect them to earn 80k +. After all, how many professions have a lead person who is mostly in charge of so many staff and who has the responsibility of ensure 700/1800 children are educated well? Precisely! lucky_lad24
  • Score: -12

11:58am Fri 7 Feb 14

lucky_lad24 says...

Toddle off, Morbeod, You views are unmeasured, dull and at best, weak!
Toddle off, Morbeod, You views are unmeasured, dull and at best, weak! lucky_lad24
  • Score: -10

11:58am Fri 7 Feb 14

morbeous says...

I pointed out how an unqualified teacher earns more than a lot of people that have to take unpaid leave to look after their children.
From your responses I can only take it that you are either a teacher or related to someone that is
I pointed out how an unqualified teacher earns more than a lot of people that have to take unpaid leave to look after their children. From your responses I can only take it that you are either a teacher or related to someone that is morbeous
  • Score: 8

12:01pm Fri 7 Feb 14

lucky_lad24 says...

Neither. ah well...There We Are Then
Neither. ah well...There We Are Then lucky_lad24
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12:43pm Fri 7 Feb 14

RochfordRob says...

Another strike had to be on the cards as we've had no snow this year.
Another strike had to be on the cards as we've had no snow this year. RochfordRob
  • Score: 6

1:36pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Nebs says...

RochfordRob wrote:
Another strike had to be on the cards as we've had no snow this year.
Maybe it will snow on 26th March. Then they can cancel the strike as they will then be able to spend a day at home on full pay instead of no pay.
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: Another strike had to be on the cards as we've had no snow this year.[/p][/quote]Maybe it will snow on 26th March. Then they can cancel the strike as they will then be able to spend a day at home on full pay instead of no pay. Nebs
  • Score: 4

2:48pm Fri 7 Feb 14

emcee says...

Yet another holiday for the teachers. For every strike day where a school is forced to close (and every day where schools are closed due to "adverse weather") there should be a "normal" school day added on to the end of summer term. That way the children do not lose any education and teachers can catch up on any work (or pay) they missed out on.

There are several professions where workers should be refused the right to strike, just as the police are, and teaching is one of them.
Yet another holiday for the teachers. For every strike day where a school is forced to close (and every day where schools are closed due to "adverse weather") there should be a "normal" school day added on to the end of summer term. That way the children do not lose any education and teachers can catch up on any work (or pay) they missed out on. There are several professions where workers should be refused the right to strike, just as the police are, and teaching is one of them. emcee
  • Score: 7

3:25pm Fri 7 Feb 14

RochfordRob says...

They should take the bulk of their holidays in winter too - less chance of getting snowed in /out during July and August.
They should take the bulk of their holidays in winter too - less chance of getting snowed in /out during July and August. RochfordRob
  • Score: -1

3:46pm Fri 7 Feb 14

morbeous says...

emcee wrote:
Yet another holiday for the teachers. For every strike day where a school is forced to close (and every day where schools are closed due to "adverse weather") there should be a "normal" school day added on to the end of summer term. That way the children do not lose any education and teachers can catch up on any work (or pay) they missed out on.

There are several professions where workers should be refused the right to strike, just as the police are, and teaching is one of them.
I totally agree as its the kids that lose out as they are missing a days education not to mention the parents that have to also take unpaid leave to look after them
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Yet another holiday for the teachers. For every strike day where a school is forced to close (and every day where schools are closed due to "adverse weather") there should be a "normal" school day added on to the end of summer term. That way the children do not lose any education and teachers can catch up on any work (or pay) they missed out on. There are several professions where workers should be refused the right to strike, just as the police are, and teaching is one of them.[/p][/quote]I totally agree as its the kids that lose out as they are missing a days education not to mention the parents that have to also take unpaid leave to look after them morbeous
  • Score: 2

5:56pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Hugh.Janus says...

lucky_lad24 wrote:
Toddle off, Morbeod, You views are unmeasured, dull and at best, weak!
My my you don't like being challenged do you. Quite frankly I think you have got the boot on the other foot, its not Morbeous that being ignorant its you. If you cannot have a disagreement or a difference of opinion without calling someone ignorant or insulting them I would then question your intelligence and attitude. I dont know you and I suspect you have no idea who Morbeous is, so how you can make such assertions from a small piece written in this thread, beggars belief, or as I note from your scribblings you must be rather an egotistical person who does not like being challenged by a statement that you consider is wrong; then disagree with it, don't make yourself look like a total idiot by insulting the writer.
[quote][p][bold]lucky_lad24[/bold] wrote: Toddle off, Morbeod, You views are unmeasured, dull and at best, weak![/p][/quote]My my you don't like being challenged do you. Quite frankly I think you have got the boot on the other foot, its not Morbeous that being ignorant its you. If you cannot have a disagreement or a difference of opinion without calling someone ignorant or insulting them I would then question your intelligence and attitude. I dont know you and I suspect you have no idea who Morbeous is, so how you can make such assertions from a small piece written in this thread, beggars belief, or as I note from your scribblings you must be rather an egotistical person who does not like being challenged by a statement that you consider is wrong; then disagree with it, don't make yourself look like a total idiot by insulting the writer. Hugh.Janus
  • Score: 0

7:58am Sat 8 Feb 14

Blind Haze says...

You study for years to join a profession with notoriously low pay. You sign a contract accepting the conditions. You then strike because of the conditions.

Yes folks, your children will lose a day's education for this.
You study for years to join a profession with notoriously low pay. You sign a contract accepting the conditions. You then strike because of the conditions. Yes folks, your children will lose a day's education for this. Blind Haze
  • Score: 0

3:20pm Sat 8 Feb 14

woolstone says...

It would be interesting to know how long ago Morbeous's father was a teacher, as things have changed quite a bit over the last ten years. It really annoys me when people make comments on professions that they do not know enough about. By reading some of the comments here it is quite obvious that many have never taught and are quite clueless what it actually involves. Many still think its a 8.30am to 3.30pm type of job, no these are the times the children are at school the teachers are there much earlier and leave much later. children have 13 weeks a year not teachers they do actually work in the holiday period at home and at school (ask the caretaker), work is also done at weekends, so children have their lessons prepared ready for Monday morning. Those of you that think it is easy why not try doing it as there will be a shortage of teachers soon as many are leaving the profession and then judge.
It would be interesting to know how long ago Morbeous's father was a teacher, as things have changed quite a bit over the last ten years. It really annoys me when people make comments on professions that they do not know enough about. By reading some of the comments here it is quite obvious that many have never taught and are quite clueless what it actually involves. Many still think its a 8.30am to 3.30pm type of job, no these are the times the children are at school the teachers are there much earlier and leave much later. children have 13 weeks a year not teachers they do actually work in the holiday period at home and at school (ask the caretaker), work is also done at weekends, so children have their lessons prepared ready for Monday morning. Those of you that think it is easy why not try doing it as there will be a shortage of teachers soon as many are leaving the profession and then judge. woolstone
  • Score: -1

4:12pm Sat 8 Feb 14

morbeous says...

I was pointing out that most parents have to take unpaid leave on strike days to look after their children. Why should the children miss out on a days education and why should the parents be out of pocket due to strikes?
Also I was pointing out how unqualified teachers get paid more than a lot of parents do. Teachers are paid more than enough for what they do and I think you will find most parents will agree with me
I was pointing out that most parents have to take unpaid leave on strike days to look after their children. Why should the children miss out on a days education and why should the parents be out of pocket due to strikes? Also I was pointing out how unqualified teachers get paid more than a lot of parents do. Teachers are paid more than enough for what they do and I think you will find most parents will agree with me morbeous
  • Score: 1

5:52pm Sat 8 Feb 14

woolstone says...

Morbeous I know lot of people that appreciate teachers and are not brainwashed by what the media and government say. You could say why should people not be allowed to travel to work on the London underground because a minority of RMT workers voted for a strike, some people lost a day's pay because of it, so where do you draw the line about strikes, I'm afraid that's life not always fair. As for a child missing out on education, why are some schools expelling a child over their lunchbox contents or the length of their skirt but will fine a parent if a child is kept off from school for a few days without permission from the Head. Teachers also have to deal with these silly problems that are created by the powers above, they have to juggle many balls in the air nowdays.
Morbeous I know lot of people that appreciate teachers and are not brainwashed by what the media and government say. You could say why should people not be allowed to travel to work on the London underground because a minority of RMT workers voted for a strike, some people lost a day's pay because of it, so where do you draw the line about strikes, I'm afraid that's life not always fair. As for a child missing out on education, why are some schools expelling a child over their lunchbox contents or the length of their skirt but will fine a parent if a child is kept off from school for a few days without permission from the Head. Teachers also have to deal with these silly problems that are created by the powers above, they have to juggle many balls in the air nowdays. woolstone
  • Score: 0

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