Rawmarsh teachers' strike: VOTE AND YOUR COMMENTS

By Admin | 06/01/2011 3 comments

Rawmarsh teachers' strike: VOTE AND YOUR COMMENTS

TEACHERS were on strike at a Rotherham school today in protest at cuts which could cost up to 30 staff their jobs.

Members of the National Union of Teachers were on picket duty outside Rawmarsh Community School to protest at the measures aimed at curbing spiraling debts and a £400,000 overspend.

More than 30 members of staff—including around 20 teachers—are expected to lose their jobs by August, with initial redundancies being made in April.

The union has accused new head Dr Stuart Wilson of trying to cut too quickly and too deeply.

Two more strikes are expected next week.

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  • graciegoo posted: The 10 going at Easter are not support staff but senior teachers. For an Educational establishment there must be some very stupid managers not to have realised 5 yrs ago that primary school numbers were dropping so secondary schools needed to loose staff through natural wastage instead of continuing to recruit staff. Seems to have been a case of empire building by the former head. Surely the LEA should've pulled the plug on the ongoing over spend years ago.

    richard_smith. Thu 06 Jan 09:07:23.

  • All this isn't new to the private sector its unevitable. Cotton wool is just being unwrapped around some public sectors - in for a rocky year whilst they play catch up.

    hoathd. Wed 05 Jan 22:47:26.

  • I do not think the strike is appropriate unfortunately we all have had to down size. My children go to the comprehensive school and there are now so many people not actually teacher children but doing other jobs it is silly It seems that they have been making up jobs in the past so they do not have to make people redundant i wish the comapny i work for could afford to do that.

    lilibeth31. Wed 05 Jan 13:20:30.

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