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Strike action at Essex school set to continue as NASUWT members are resolute in dispute over working conditions and practices.

The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, will proceed with three days of planned strike action at Harwich and Dovercourt High School in Harwich.

NASUWT members will take three planned days of strike action this week beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) and continuing on Wednesday and Thursday.

The strike action is a result of management practices which impact on teachers’ working conditions and practices.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:

“It is regrettable that we are now having to proceed with strike action.

“Following discussions last week we believed some progress was being made to resolve the dispute and avoid further strikes.

“However, documents have now been circulated by the school which do not reflect the agreement we considered had been reached.

“Therefore, we have no alternative but to proceed with the planned strike action.

“We remain willing to withdraw the strike action should the employer agree to further discussions and we can reach a position where agreements reached are confirmed.

“I know parents and pupils will be disappointed with this development. Teachers have no wish to disrupt lessons but their concerns must be addressed.”

Dan McCarthy, NASUWT National Executive Member for Essex, said:

“It is deeply disappointing for members that they have no alternative but to take further strike action.

“If the employer agrees to honour commitments made in discussions, further strike action can be avoided.

“All we are asking for is fair and reasonable working practices.”  All NASUWT members will agree with that.

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This entry was posted on January 26, 2015 by in The NASUWT.

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