Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden
Why London teachers are striking on 17 October
Members of the NUT and NASUWT teaching unions are in dispute with the Government. The failure of the Government to enter into meaningful talks has led to a strike being called. This strike action started in June with a strike in the North-West, another third of the country took strike action on the first week in October and the remaining districts, including London and the South East, will be on strike on Thursday 17th October.
The disputes cover:
Excessive workload and bureaucracy
Cuts and other changes to teachers’ pay
Adverse changes to our pensions;
The lack of school places
The privatisation of schools
Teachers are deeply concerned about the impacts these imposed changes are having on the teaching profession, the recruitment and retention of teachers and on the provision of quality education for pupils.
Michael Gove has already asked the School Teachers Review Body to collect evidence for next year on Teachers’ directed time. He says ‘that the limits on teachers’ working time, limits the scope they have to demonstrate their professionalism’.
If there is no progress in this dispute then a national one-day strike is scheduled for November.
We would welcome support for our dispute by joining our march below or contact Camden NUT (www.camdennut.com/ ) if you would like more information.
17th October Assemble 10:30am
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HZ
(Off Gower Street)
Rally for Education:
12:15pm Emmanuel Centre,
Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW
Assistant Secretary – Camden NUT