Dear Parents / Carers,
As you may be aware from the recent media coverage, members of the NUT teachers’ unions are intending to take industrial action on Wednesday 26 March 2014 in relation to their concerns over the on-going changes to their pay, work conditions and pensions proposed by the government.
This means that some teachers will be taking industrial action on that day. The action (a one day strike) is not against the school itself, but is part of national industrial action organised by the unions with regards to proposed changes to their members’ pensions, conditions of service and workload.
This follows on from the industrial action that a significant number of our school teachers undertook, which led to a school closure for students on 30 November 2011 at Crestwood College, although we were able to keep the school open on a second strike day, Thursday 17 October 2013, as a very small number of our teaching staff chose to take action.
There is no requirement for unions to inform us of which members of staff will take action, as there is no obligation on members of unions to follow a strike call. However, in the interest of your son or daughter’s safety and welfare, I have requested that teaching staff Read more