Search

Teachers to strike across Havering on Wednesday

09:30 20 March 2014

Members of NUT will strike

Members of NUT will strike

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Schools in Havering will be closed on Wednesday when teachers take strike action.

The national walk out is expected to affect all schools in the borough in some way, though not all will be closed completely, depending on how many union members join the picket lines.

It comes as part of a campaign by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) to protect pay and pensions and manage their “unsustainable” workload.

Havering NUT secretary, Ray Waxler, said: “The thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away.

“Morale is at dangerously low levels and children need teachers who are fresh and well motivated, not tired and demoralised.

“Polls show that Michael Gove is out of touch with teachers and parents – this strike is his fault.”

Members believe government changes including teachers working to 68, increasing pension contributions by 50 per cent, reducing the pension package and introducing performance related pay will have a damaging effect.

Figures show teachers in primary schools are working 60 hours a week and the NUT believes this is one of the reasons so many young teachers are leaving the profession.

A new NUT campaign, Stand Up for Education, focuses on issues including all classrooms having a qualified teacher and new teachers being encouraged into the profession.

To find out if your school is affected go to havering.gov.uk from Tuesday.

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00
Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenager who stabbed his former friend to death outside a 16th birthday party told the Old Bailey he did it “to protect” himself.

Yesterday, 15:15
The final group with Matthew, Keon and Aiden with their respective parents Frank, Phil and Peter.

Families squared off on the courts as an annual tennis competition got underway last weekend.

Yesterday, 14:08
George Wood (Charity Chairman), Matthew Hopkins (Chief Exec), Christopher Westcott, Sarah Sadan (Lead Biomedical Scientist), Len Kemp (General Manager of Pathology) and Chris holding his gift

It’s more common to receive gifts when you retire but a departing biomedical scientist has reversed the present giving with a generous donation.

Yesterday, 11:10
Tricia Dear, mother of 16-year-old Paddy Dear who died after falling down a cliff on his school trip.

The mother of a 16-year-old boy, who died on a geography school trip, has spoken about the tragedy in the hope of raising awareness of sepsis.

Yesterday, 10:31
Coaches from West Ham visiting Elm Park Primary school,

Primary school pupils were delighted to discover coaches for West Ham’s under-21 team in their classroom yesterday.

Yesterday, 09:33
Christopher Holt, 58, died of his injuries four days after being hit by a car at the junction between Rainham Road and Sowrey Avenue.

A 58-year-old cyclist has died of his injuries four days after a fatal collision with a car in Rainham.

Yesterday, 07:00
Poundland owned 99p Store in High Street, Hornchurch. Picture: Google Street View

High street shoppers have been heading for the exit of a Poundland store because of a stench caused by dead rats.

Wed, 16:36
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) visited The Campion School to screen pupil's hearts for possible undetected defects. Tony Hill, family screening manager, Peter Patterson and Dr Rajay Narain

A father who lost his son to an undiagnosed heart condition returned to a school, last week, with free heart screening treatment.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe