Dedicated thread for ongoing teacher strike action discussions
With the fight for fair pay and improved working conditions for teachers ongoing we thought it would be fitting to create a dedicated thread for conversations related to strike action.
This thread will remain pinned at the top of the "Education" section of the forum for easy access and to help facilitate community discussion related to teacher strikes. We encourage you to actively participate and contribute to the conversation.
Let's remember to support one another during these challenging times. By fostering empathy, understanding, and solidarity within the teaching community, we can amplify our collective voice and strive for positive change.
Remember, your voice matters!
Will be taking part, although I do feel sorry for the parents and children as they are already behind!
Thanks for starting this thread. It will be a useful place as the strikes approach and look forward to hearing from any colleagues. We are all aware of the burden this puts on students but we need to be steadfast for their benefit and ours.
I've recently switched to the NEU so this is timely news, 🤣 haven't had a chance to strike yet...
I will likely be striking on one of the days but will probably use the time to catch up at home, oh the irony...
Who needs open dialogue and constructive solutions when we can just picket and inconvenience everyone else?
Just kidding, all I want to do is get my workload down, this is NOT about pay for me
I was at the rally in London on May 2nd and apart from falling over and embarrassing myself it was good to see everyone get together to make a point.
Will definitely be involved again esp if there's another march
Would love to take the day or both but I can't afford to miss any more days pay. The realisation that my mortgage is due for renewal in a few months and I'm looking at a 50% increase outweighs my moral obligations to be part of the team right now
Yes I'd love to see my workload go down and a pay increase but it feels like the only people winning out of all of this is the NEU. A pay rise above inflation is likely never going to happen and they are profiting from a massive membership increase, dragging this out for as long as possible is in their interests
The last two academic years have been relentless.....have not striked all year as agree that the children have missed enough school and during lockdown was always the first to hope there would be a chance that schools would reopen. However, with an increasing workload, I have not made any time for myself this year. Our job is always for the children, about the children and everything we think about is for them too! I am not striking for pay, but for children to progress and be encouraged we need more budgets for extra adults and less pressure on us to teach outstanding lessons every day! I will be using my strike day to work but think we all need to change our attitude and put ourselves first as will be HAPPIER teacher for it!
Getting spammed with emails from the NEU this week and last to vote, don't necessarily agree we've got a good deal but I can't afford to take any more strike days!
At least it's summer and don't have to think about this again until Sept!