Friday 2 December 2011

OASIS MediaCity Academy teachers to strike for 4 more days

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OASIS MediaCity teachers in the NUT and NASUWT have announced that they will strike for 4 more days in the next 2 weeks.

They are striking in response to OASIS trying to rush through the redundancy of 12 teachers, 20% of the teaching staff.

The teachers took strike action November 22nd.

They will be striking on the 6 / 7 / 13 / 15 December.

Messages of support for the strike should be sent urgently to a.gilmore@nut.org.uk and charlotte.metters@mail.nasuwt.org.uk

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5 comments

  1. Sandra Flitcroft said:

    Thank you so much for standing up and fighting. Sadly our local comprehensive school (Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley – retains the name it was given 400 years ago) became an academy last week (despite strikes by teachers, pickets and demonstrations, public meetings and votes of no confidence) by a 10:9 vote by governors – one was away on holiday; the previous three votes had all been 10:10.

    As a parent actively involved in the campaign I hope you have more success! I am passing on details of your strike to other parents and community members and will be watching our school for any similar attempts at redundancies. Well done to all of you!

    7 December 2011 at 10:11am
  2. Howard Stones said:

    I’m also a parent who was involved in the Otley campaign against Prince Henry’s Grammar School conversion to academy status. The academy schools regulations of 2010 are basically rigged in favour of undemocratic and unaccountable governors who wish to seize schools from the local community.

    However, now that schools are becoming academies, it is essential that we continue to stand together, as parents and teachers, to defend our children’s education against what is essentially the privatisation of the education system. We need to turn our attention , now, to how we take on these unelected trusts and make sure that teachers in schools, that announce redundancies or attack conditions of service, receive national support.

    I will certainly ask my own trade union to send message of support. Thank you for having the guts to stand up for the education system!

    9 December 2011 at 12:22am
  3. John Davies said:

    A briiliantly funny essay by Michael Frayn starts

    The Perfect Strike

    Eeverybody will fight for the right of workers to withdraw their labour; they just draw the lines at strikes.

    Keep going

    9 December 2011 at 2:54pm
  4. John Davies said:

    A briiliantly funny essay by Michael Frayn starts

    The Perfect Strike

    Eeverybody will fight for the right of workers to withdraw their labour; they just draw the lines at strikes.

    Keep going

    9 December 2011 at 2:54pm
  5. Confused said:

    But how do we differentiate between the redundancies that would have happened under LEA and the redundancies under the new academies ?

    9 December 2011 at 7:26pm