NEU Industrial Action
Friday 10th March 2023
RE: NEU Industrial Action
As you know the trade union NEU has asked its members to take industrial strike action on a number of days this term. This call for strike action only applies to staff who are members of the NEU. The next two strikes planned are next week on:
Wednesday 15th March and Thursday 16th March
The NEU has posted a document for parents, carers and grandparents that explains their reasons for taking strike action. It can be found at https://neu.org.uk/media/24511/view if you wish to read it.
The school will be closed fully for all children on Wednesday 15th March. This includes our Early Bird Breakfast Club. School will then reopen for all children on Thursday 16th March.
However, please note that class closures could still take place at short notice on Thursday. Our staffing may also be affected by the closure of other local schools.
As a Headteacher, I share the concerns raised by the NEU which have led to their call for strike action. I also recognise the right to strike of any staff member who wishes to pursue these aims in line with their union’s advice. Clearly this is a difficult situation, which will cause some disruption. I would ask you, however, to be understanding. A national strike by teachers is very unusual. Taking strike action is not something that any teacher would undertake lightly. Those on strike will have thought long and hard about their decision and will also lose pay for the days that they are on strike.
If you have any queries or concerns please contact the school office.
Mr Tim O’Brien