Fair exchange for holiday robbery;Letter

25th June 1999 at 01:00
Just one question for the promoters of the five-term and 12 weeks' holiday a year proposals, (TES, June 11). What is on offer in exchange for the loss to teachers of yet another week's holiday?

Teachers have to regard their holidays as part of their pay, given the huge differences between their salaries and those of other professionals or indeed of those who do far less important jobs in, for example, the City.

The anomalies are in the order of 50 per cent to 100 per cent, especially in London. Also the holidays are one reason many of us still want to do the job - so what is one week's holiday worth to us?

Chris Hardy 72 Muncaster Road, London SW11

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