Friday, October 18, 2013

Teachers Strike in Lewisham

Teachers picketing Prendergast-Ladywell Fields College yesterday
Yesterday's teachers strike seems to have been pretty effective in Lewisham. Martin Powell-Davies (National Union of Teachers) reports that 75% of local schools were either completely or mainly closed. The strike focused on three big issues, as described by the NUT  :

'Pay – no to dismantling the national pay system
Conditions – no to attacks on conditions – Michael Gove wants a longer school day and year
Pensions – no to working longer, paying more and getting less'

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