Teachers at Small Heath school in Birmingham who recently won the battle to prevent their school becoming an academy have returned to the picket line. They have begun the first of nine planned days of strike action. The NUT claims that school union rep Simon O’Hara was victimised by management during the dispute and are campaigning for his return to work. The union now says that another worker and BUT member has been victimised. Simon says:
This is an important battle for the National Union of Teachers and all its reps and members who want to fight. Our strike will be solid tomorrow. Another teacher has joined us today, so the union group is bigger now than it was at the start of our dispute. Members are feeling determined, but worried, especially with the suspension for gross misconduct of another NUT member at the school last week. Solidarity and generalisation will win this – we can’t afford to lose!
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