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THE Golden Jubilee day off for teachers anticipates an additional non-directed day, and not simply a switch of holiday dates. It will mean a reduction from 195 to 194 directed days in 20012002.

I do hope David Blunkett follows proper procedures, as I fea that it would otherwise be illegal, giving the National Union of Teachers another chance to come to our defence. Please spare us that fate.

Mike Brayshaw

Secretary, West Sussex NASUWT

58 Upper Brighton Road

Worthing, West Sussex

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