News and Support from The NASUWT
NUT and NASUWT members at Alec Reed Academy in Northolt, Ealing west London are due to strike on Thursday 28 February with two more strike days the following Tuesday and Wednesday, then three days the next week.
The dispute is an escalation of the joint-union action short of strike action, caused by the employers refusal to meet either union to discuss their many excessive practices.
The employer’s solicitor informed both unions earlier this week that it regards the strikes as unlawful. Both unions have rejected that view and are pressing ahead with the planned strikes.
Whilst issues such as bullying and excessive workload have been a feature of this school for many years this strike represents a qualitative change in staff’s willingness to act collectively.
The school union organising team was out in the local community last Saturday leafletting for a public meeting in the local library on Wednesday evening 27 Feb.
Their confidence will be boosted by any and all messages of solidarity.