2nd June 2000 at 01:00
TODAY I had the thrill of enduring an in-service training day on performance-related pay. I thought I'd share my thoughts with your readers in the form of a poem.

"Education, education, education!!"

Meeting the standard is not for me,

'Cos I'm on a lowly pay-point three.

It makes me want to cream and shout

'Cos what I've trained for counts for nowt

I wonder why I'm sitting here

While others' heads are filled with fear.

It's another six years until I reach

Fair pay for what I already teach . . .

Vote Labour!!

Debbie Glynn



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