Chat room

2nd March 2012 at 00:00

The latest chat from the TES Scotland forums

EIS strike ballot

Jem16: The EIS is apparently sending out ballot papers to gauge the depth of feeling for strike action on 28 March. Most of my colleagues don't seem too keen on another strike day so soon after the last one, especially as it was only last month that their strike day was taken off the pay. Most say they feel another strike day so soon would lose public support. How are staff at your school feeling?

Kurtz32: Without coming over "all militant", the only way striking is going to achieve anything is by more frequent action - not less.

Jem16: There are quite a few who feel strike action is not going to achieve anything. There has not been a great deal of movement after the last strike. To lose #163;100 for each strike day when, in real terms, your salary has lost around 11 per cent of its value is going to harm a lot of people.

VelmaDinckley: the NASUWT has been following the decision in England to "work to rule". While the union has been very supportive to me, re supply pay, I haven't been able to attempt this because I'm the only member in my school.

Amysdad: I'm still convinced that strike action won't get teachers anywhere and will just end up with the unions shooting themselves in the foot.

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