Teachers at Tech City College, an academy and ‘free’ school in Islington, London are on their second day of action. The dispute, taken after a teacher collapsed, is against excessive workload and observation. Teachers are still being graded in these observations and report that previously highly graded staff have been given lower marks. A pupil remarked that all the teachers want from management is respect.
The NUT union has a meeting with management on Friday but if the dispute is not resolved than there will be a further three days of strike action on Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16, and Thursday 17 of December. Picket lines are from 7:30 and all are welcome to visit. Strikers were today visited by NUT Executive member Martin Powell-Davies and by local UCU secretary Sean Vernell as well as other local trades unionists. Messages of support to firstname.lastname@example.org