School picketed in latest Rawmarsh teachers' strike

By Michael Upton | 25/01/2011 0 comments

School picketed in latest Rawmarsh teachers' strike

PICKETS were out at a Rotherham secondary school today as teachers walked out on a three-day strike in the fourth week of their fight over job cuts.

Members of the National Union of Teachers at Rawmarsh Community School will also be on strike on Wednesday and Thursday after failing to come to agreement with head Dr Stuart Wilson over the proposed loss of up to 25 per cent of teaching posts.
Dr Wilson said that job cuts were necessary due to falling student numbers.

Opinion is split on the strike.

Hundreds of people have voted in our online poll on the issue.

We asked:

Teachers at Rawmarsh Comprehensive School have gone on strike in protest at cuts which could cost up to 30 jobs. Do you agree with their action?

The result so far is.

Yes. - 50.6%

 

No. - 49.4%

 

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