Rawmarsh teachers set for walk-out over cuts

By Tom Sharpe | 04/01/2011 0 comments

Rawmarsh teachers set for walk-out over cuts

TEACHERS will be picketing  a Rotherham school tomorrow in a protest at job cuts.
More than 20 members of the National Union of Teachers at Rawmarsh Comprehensive School voted unanimously in favour of strike action before Christmas.

They will strike from 8am tomorrow with a further two days of strikes expected next week.

Up to 30 staff are expected to lose their jobs at the school as head teacher Dr Stuart Wilson attempts to claw back spiralling debts and a £400,000 overspend for this year alone.

Around ten support staff from the school are expected to be shown the door in April with the possibility of 20 teaching staff losing their jobs in August.

An NUT spokesman said: “We appreciate that the school has budget problems and we believe that those problems were due to be addressed last year by the previous head teacher, but were they not.

“The new head has come in and is seeking to cut too quickly and too deeply.
“Teaching is facing cuts all over the country but we see the ones being made at Rawmarsh as particularly savage.”

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