NASUWT and NUT members take action at Northolt

Tim Lezard

strike_report1Teachers in Northolt are today beginning their second day’s strike action over pay and conditions.

Members of the NASUWT and NUT at the Alec Reed Academy in Northolt were working to rule, but have escalated the action after the school’s failure to engage constructively with the unions. They will strike for six days in all.

NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said: “The dedicated and committed teachers at Alec Reed Academy deeply regret that they have been forced by the employer to take strike action.

“They regret that pupils and parents are facing disruption but we have done everything to seek to avoid this.

“All we want to do is to engage in constructive discussions with the employer to seek to resolve the issues of concern.

“I hope that they will come forward with arrangements to meet as quickly as possible to avoid the need for further strike action.”

NASUWT executive member Shane Johnschwager said: “We have always sought to resolve this by negotiation and remain open to sitting down with the trustees.

“This strike action could be avoided if the trustees and the employer stop placing unreasonable demands on our members and engage in constructive dialogue.”

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Tim Lezard

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