Employer’s failure to engage prompts strike action

Members of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, will hold the first of six days of strike action starting tomorrow (9 October) at William Lovell Academy in Stickney, Lincolnshire.

The action has been called as a result of the employer’s unacceptable working practices.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:

“The strike action is completely avoidable.

“The NASUWT has made every effort to secure an agreed way forward through negotiation, but the employer has refused to listen to the serious concerns of teachers about the unacceptable practices being adopted for the monitoring of teachers.

“Our members are all dedicated and committed members of staff, but they have been left with no choice but to make this strong protest

“All that is needed to avoid this strike action is a commitment by the employer to genuine negotiation and to listen to the concerns of teachers.

“The ball is now in the employer’s court.”

David Morgan, NASUWT National Executive Member for Lincolnshire, said:

“Our members are dedicated professionals, committed to providing the highest standards of education for the children they teach.

“They have no wish to disrupt pupils’ education but have been left with no choice. As professionals they are entitled to have their concerns listened to seriously and addressed. That is all it will take to avoid this action.”

Notes to editors:
Further days of strike action are planned for 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 October.

Lena Davies
Press and Media Officer
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