Harlow teaching union delighted with strike action

Politics / Fri 28th Mar 2014 at 10:06am

THE HARLOW and Epping representative from the National Union of Teachers has expressed his delight at the response following a day of industrial action on Wednesday.

NUT rep, Murray Sackwild said: “We are delighted with the response to today’s NUT call to strike. The majority of our 1000 teachers in the Harlow+Epping Forest Association took action.

“Many marched through Chelmsford while others participated in the big march in London. While we know that the disruption a strike can have makes life a little more difficult we are pleased with the support that we have received from parents, students and members of the public in Harlow.

“People realise that teachers are campaigning against a lot of the negative changes in education that impact on students as well as themselves. Students don’t want burnt out 68 year old teachers or teachers who are too exhausted to produce entertaining lessons due to excessive workload.

“Mostly students want to be treated like people – rather than statistics on data related targets necessitated by Performance Related Pay. Teachers in Harlow were Standing Up For Education on Wednesday and welcome the whole-hearted support of the public in Harlow in their ongoing battle with Michael Gove’s backward reforms”.

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