Teachers and council staff set to strike tomorrow

Gazette: Teachers and council staff set to strike tomorrow Teachers and council staff set to strike tomorrow

COUNCIL staff, teachers, school support workers and firefighters will strike tomorrow over pay.

Members of the Nation Union of Teachers, Unison, the Fire Brigade Union, and the PCS will join forces tomorrow to take action.

The groups will come together outside Colchester’s Town Hall at 10am tomorrow.

Teachers from across Colchester are striking as part of an ongoing row over pay, pensions and an increasing workload.

Most schools will remain open, but Colchester Academy will be closed for the day.

Teachers will be handing out leaflets outside Colchester Sixth Form College between 8am and 9am, before moving to the High Street and then joining the other unions.

UNISON members, who work in public services, are taking action in protest at an offer of a 1 per cent pay rise.

A spokesman for Essex County Council said plans are in place to minimise disruption.

He said it is unclear what services will be affected until tomorrow.

Colchester Council is yet to respond to questions about potential disruption tomorrow.

Essex’s firefighters will be striking for nine hours as part of a national dispute over Government pension reforms.

The service is urging people to be extra careful during the period of reduced cover.

Assistant chief fire officer Paul Hill said: “Fire engines will still be attending emergencies and the public should continue to dial 999 as normal.

“But anything we can do to reduce the number of non-emergency calls during the strike periods over the weekend will clearly assist us in ensuring our service delivery is directed to those areas where it is most needed.”

Will you be affected by the strikes? Get in touch on 01206 508432 or email zoe.forsey@nqe.com.

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4:48pm Wed 9 Jul 14

donttellanyone says...

I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.
I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed. donttellanyone
  • Score: -2

6:57pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

donttellanyone wrote:
I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.
Agree with you donttellanyone, there are a lot of people who would like teachers pay, conditions, holidays - my family managed nine days total last year - and of course teachers have those really mean pensions. They are not doing themselves any favours by this.
[quote][p][bold]donttellanyone[/bold] wrote: I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.[/p][/quote]Agree with you donttellanyone, there are a lot of people who would like teachers pay, conditions, holidays - my family managed nine days total last year - and of course teachers have those really mean pensions. They are not doing themselves any favours by this. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -2

8:31pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Route88 says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
donttellanyone wrote:
I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.
Agree with you donttellanyone, there are a lot of people who would like teachers pay, conditions, holidays - my family managed nine days total last year - and of course teachers have those really mean pensions. They are not doing themselves any favours by this.
Around two-fifths of teachers leave the profession within five years., I wonder why they would leave such a wonderful job if it was all non-teachers thought it was? Just asking!
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donttellanyone[/bold] wrote: I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.[/p][/quote]Agree with you donttellanyone, there are a lot of people who would like teachers pay, conditions, holidays - my family managed nine days total last year - and of course teachers have those really mean pensions. They are not doing themselves any favours by this.[/p][/quote]Around two-fifths of teachers leave the profession within five years., I wonder why they would leave such a wonderful job if it was all non-teachers thought it was? Just asking! Route88
  • Score: 10

8:48pm Wed 9 Jul 14

rowhedge-dave says...

The general public are getting fed up with these public sector wingers!

If you don't like the conditions of service that go with the job then find another job; simple.

No sympathy here; these people have massive pensions and far better terms of employment and holidays than most in the private sector.

Get back to work and stop winging or find another job - problem resolved.
The general public are getting fed up with these public sector wingers! If you don't like the conditions of service that go with the job then find another job; simple. No sympathy here; these people have massive pensions and far better terms of employment and holidays than most in the private sector. Get back to work and stop winging or find another job - problem resolved. rowhedge-dave
  • Score: 4

9:35pm Wed 9 Jul 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Erm...there is a recession....be thankful you have a bloody job !!!
Erm...there is a recession....be thankful you have a bloody job !!! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 8

11:13pm Wed 9 Jul 14

stewycaz says...

The teachers at my son's school are not striking so I'm lucky, buy if the day comes where I have to take a day off work, unpaid, because of this, the school, the individual teacher, and the union will be getting my invoice. If you don't like the job you got yourself into, find something else, or put up with it like the rest of us have to!
The teachers at my son's school are not striking so I'm lucky, buy if the day comes where I have to take a day off work, unpaid, because of this, the school, the individual teacher, and the union will be getting my invoice. If you don't like the job you got yourself into, find something else, or put up with it like the rest of us have to! stewycaz
  • Score: -1

8:32am Thu 10 Jul 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

stewycaz wrote:
The teachers at my son's school are not striking so I'm lucky, buy if the day comes where I have to take a day off work, unpaid, because of this, the school, the individual teacher, and the union will be getting my invoice. If you don't like the job you got yourself into, find something else, or put up with it like the rest of us have to!
Well they won't pay up!
But of course if you took your child out of School, even for a couple of days, you run the risk of them fining you. My son asked for Two days off for his Five year old so they could attend a family wedding in Yorkshire. He received a letter from the head teacher saying the school and the LEA would not authorise absence from school and he could be liable to a fine if she did not attend School. (This is her 1st full year at School and has not taken even a half day off)

The very same school chose to approve absence for one of their own dinner ladies so she could take her son on holiday to Spain because her husband is in the armed forces?

So they will do what they want and when striking teachers say they actually care we know they really don't!
[quote][p][bold]stewycaz[/bold] wrote: The teachers at my son's school are not striking so I'm lucky, buy if the day comes where I have to take a day off work, unpaid, because of this, the school, the individual teacher, and the union will be getting my invoice. If you don't like the job you got yourself into, find something else, or put up with it like the rest of us have to![/p][/quote]Well they won't pay up! But of course if you took your child out of School, even for a couple of days, you run the risk of them fining you. My son asked for Two days off for his Five year old so they could attend a family wedding in Yorkshire. He received a letter from the head teacher saying the school and the LEA would not authorise absence from school and he could be liable to a fine if she did not attend School. (This is her 1st full year at School and has not taken even a half day off) The very same school chose to approve absence for one of their own dinner ladies so she could take her son on holiday to Spain because her husband is in the armed forces? So they will do what they want and when striking teachers say they actually care we know they really don't! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 1

8:41am Thu 10 Jul 14

AVeryPrivateGentleman says...

Route88 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
donttellanyone wrote:
I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.
Agree with you donttellanyone, there are a lot of people who would like teachers pay, conditions, holidays - my family managed nine days total last year - and of course teachers have those really mean pensions. They are not doing themselves any favours by this.
Around two-fifths of teachers leave the profession within five years., I wonder why they would leave such a wonderful job if it was all non-teachers thought it was? Just asking!
Life Is A Gravy Train? on The Route88:
It's all about soul
It's all about faith and a deeper devotion (Billy Joel)
Not anymore! its all about money.
Most police retire around 53 years old, good on them filthy job, same with the Sam's, Two Third's pension lump sum around £100k good on them.
TEACHERS & THE TEFLON'S now that is another matter.
TEACHERS- You get all the pay and the perks and the KUDOS and you only work half the year.
I have got to be honest i have only met a few good teachers and one of them was my next door neighbor, maybe the fact that if he stepped out of line he may have got a bunch of fives, may have been the precursor to his nice personality.
I do not know what they do to to these people at Teacher training college, but collectively, they are the most selfish, self conceited, arrogant, snobbish bunch, of so called professionals I have ever met.
They suck up to if you are a parent with some clout or position, like a Doctor etc. Others not so prestigious, well they treat you like you are something stuck to their shoes.
I have two uncles and an auntie that are "Teachers" and all three of them are the nastiest selfish members of the family.
Hans Eysenck the inventor of Intelligence Quotient Test, did a study on professions. He claimed that Teaching Staff and were in the quadrant graph that he designed, of "The Neurotic Area" Along with Actors & Artists.
Teachers have a highfalutin and lofty opinion of themselves, that is why they think they are worth the 2/3rds Salary pension and the extortionate lump sums.
As for Council Staff & Employees that is another chestnut:
Time & Time again we say and have done so in the last 4 years. Go out and get a life if you don't like your lot.
See the real world.
My mother is a cleaner retired on a £100 per week. She has been a cleaner all her life.
Most of you lot will be getting £500 per week and more when you retire WHY?
In the words of LORE*L -
"No you are not worth it".
[quote][p][bold]Route88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donttellanyone[/bold] wrote: I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.[/p][/quote]Agree with you donttellanyone, there are a lot of people who would like teachers pay, conditions, holidays - my family managed nine days total last year - and of course teachers have those really mean pensions. They are not doing themselves any favours by this.[/p][/quote]Around two-fifths of teachers leave the profession within five years., I wonder why they would leave such a wonderful job if it was all non-teachers thought it was? Just asking![/p][/quote]Life Is A Gravy Train? on The Route88: It's all about soul It's all about faith and a deeper devotion (Billy Joel) Not anymore! its all about money. Most police retire around 53 years old, good on them filthy job, same with the Sam's, Two Third's pension lump sum around £100k good on them. TEACHERS & THE TEFLON'S now that is another matter. TEACHERS- You get all the pay and the perks and the KUDOS and you only work half the year. I have got to be honest i have only met a few good teachers and one of them was my next door neighbor, maybe the fact that if he stepped out of line he may have got a bunch of fives, may have been the precursor to his nice personality. I do not know what they do to to these people at Teacher training college, but collectively, they are the most selfish, self conceited, arrogant, snobbish bunch, of so called professionals I have ever met. They suck up to if you are a parent with some clout or position, like a Doctor etc. Others not so prestigious, well they treat you like you are something stuck to their shoes. I have two uncles and an auntie that are "Teachers" and all three of them are the nastiest selfish members of the family. Hans Eysenck the inventor of Intelligence Quotient Test, did a study on professions. He claimed that Teaching Staff and were in the quadrant graph that he designed, of "The Neurotic Area" Along with Actors & Artists. Teachers have a highfalutin and lofty opinion of themselves, that is why they think they are worth the 2/3rds Salary pension and the extortionate lump sums. As for Council Staff & Employees that is another chestnut: Time & Time again we say and have done so in the last 4 years. Go out and get a life if you don't like your lot. See the real world. My mother is a cleaner retired on a £100 per week. She has been a cleaner all her life. Most of you lot will be getting £500 per week and more when you retire WHY? In the words of LORE*L - "No you are not worth it". AVeryPrivateGentleman
  • Score: 4

8:55am Thu 10 Jul 14

rowhedge-dave says...

AVeryPrivateGentlema
n
wrote:
Route88 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
donttellanyone wrote:
I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.
Agree with you donttellanyone, there are a lot of people who would like teachers pay, conditions, holidays - my family managed nine days total last year - and of course teachers have those really mean pensions. They are not doing themselves any favours by this.
Around two-fifths of teachers leave the profession within five years., I wonder why they would leave such a wonderful job if it was all non-teachers thought it was? Just asking!
Life Is A Gravy Train? on The Route88:
It's all about soul
It's all about faith and a deeper devotion (Billy Joel)
Not anymore! its all about money.
Most police retire around 53 years old, good on them filthy job, same with the Sam's, Two Third's pension lump sum around £100k good on them.
TEACHERS & THE TEFLON'S now that is another matter.
TEACHERS- You get all the pay and the perks and the KUDOS and you only work half the year.
I have got to be honest i have only met a few good teachers and one of them was my next door neighbor, maybe the fact that if he stepped out of line he may have got a bunch of fives, may have been the precursor to his nice personality.
I do not know what they do to to these people at Teacher training college, but collectively, they are the most selfish, self conceited, arrogant, snobbish bunch, of so called professionals I have ever met.
They suck up to if you are a parent with some clout or position, like a Doctor etc. Others not so prestigious, well they treat you like you are something stuck to their shoes.
I have two uncles and an auntie that are "Teachers" and all three of them are the nastiest selfish members of the family.
Hans Eysenck the inventor of Intelligence Quotient Test, did a study on professions. He claimed that Teaching Staff and were in the quadrant graph that he designed, of "The Neurotic Area" Along with Actors & Artists.
Teachers have a highfalutin and lofty opinion of themselves, that is why they think they are worth the 2/3rds Salary pension and the extortionate lump sums.
As for Council Staff & Employees that is another chestnut:
Time & Time again we say and have done so in the last 4 years. Go out and get a life if you don't like your lot.
See the real world.
My mother is a cleaner retired on a £100 per week. She has been a cleaner all her life.
Most of you lot will be getting £500 per week and more when you retire WHY?
In the words of LORE*L -
"No you are not worth it".
What a brilliant response from AVeryPrivateGentlema
n.

You really have hit the nail on the head with this; well done!

I especially like -'teachers and the Teflons' - it really sums them up. And we come across them every day.

Well done.
[quote][p][bold]AVeryPrivateGentlema n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Route88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donttellanyone[/bold] wrote: I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.[/p][/quote]Agree with you donttellanyone, there are a lot of people who would like teachers pay, conditions, holidays - my family managed nine days total last year - and of course teachers have those really mean pensions. They are not doing themselves any favours by this.[/p][/quote]Around two-fifths of teachers leave the profession within five years., I wonder why they would leave such a wonderful job if it was all non-teachers thought it was? Just asking![/p][/quote]Life Is A Gravy Train? on The Route88: It's all about soul It's all about faith and a deeper devotion (Billy Joel) Not anymore! its all about money. Most police retire around 53 years old, good on them filthy job, same with the Sam's, Two Third's pension lump sum around £100k good on them. TEACHERS & THE TEFLON'S now that is another matter. TEACHERS- You get all the pay and the perks and the KUDOS and you only work half the year. I have got to be honest i have only met a few good teachers and one of them was my next door neighbor, maybe the fact that if he stepped out of line he may have got a bunch of fives, may have been the precursor to his nice personality. I do not know what they do to to these people at Teacher training college, but collectively, they are the most selfish, self conceited, arrogant, snobbish bunch, of so called professionals I have ever met. They suck up to if you are a parent with some clout or position, like a Doctor etc. Others not so prestigious, well they treat you like you are something stuck to their shoes. I have two uncles and an auntie that are "Teachers" and all three of them are the nastiest selfish members of the family. Hans Eysenck the inventor of Intelligence Quotient Test, did a study on professions. He claimed that Teaching Staff and were in the quadrant graph that he designed, of "The Neurotic Area" Along with Actors & Artists. Teachers have a highfalutin and lofty opinion of themselves, that is why they think they are worth the 2/3rds Salary pension and the extortionate lump sums. As for Council Staff & Employees that is another chestnut: Time & Time again we say and have done so in the last 4 years. Go out and get a life if you don't like your lot. See the real world. My mother is a cleaner retired on a £100 per week. She has been a cleaner all her life. Most of you lot will be getting £500 per week and more when you retire WHY? In the words of LORE*L - "No you are not worth it".[/p][/quote]What a brilliant response from AVeryPrivateGentlema n. You really have hit the nail on the head with this; well done! I especially like -'teachers and the Teflons' - it really sums them up. And we come across them every day. Well done. rowhedge-dave
  • Score: 1

10:33pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

rowhedge-dave wrote:
AVeryPrivateGentlema

n
wrote:
Route88 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
donttellanyone wrote:
I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.
Agree with you donttellanyone, there are a lot of people who would like teachers pay, conditions, holidays - my family managed nine days total last year - and of course teachers have those really mean pensions. They are not doing themselves any favours by this.
Around two-fifths of teachers leave the profession within five years., I wonder why they would leave such a wonderful job if it was all non-teachers thought it was? Just asking!
Life Is A Gravy Train? on The Route88:
It's all about soul
It's all about faith and a deeper devotion (Billy Joel)
Not anymore! its all about money.
Most police retire around 53 years old, good on them filthy job, same with the Sam's, Two Third's pension lump sum around £100k good on them.
TEACHERS & THE TEFLON'S now that is another matter.
TEACHERS- You get all the pay and the perks and the KUDOS and you only work half the year.
I have got to be honest i have only met a few good teachers and one of them was my next door neighbor, maybe the fact that if he stepped out of line he may have got a bunch of fives, may have been the precursor to his nice personality.
I do not know what they do to to these people at Teacher training college, but collectively, they are the most selfish, self conceited, arrogant, snobbish bunch, of so called professionals I have ever met.
They suck up to if you are a parent with some clout or position, like a Doctor etc. Others not so prestigious, well they treat you like you are something stuck to their shoes.
I have two uncles and an auntie that are "Teachers" and all three of them are the nastiest selfish members of the family.
Hans Eysenck the inventor of Intelligence Quotient Test, did a study on professions. He claimed that Teaching Staff and were in the quadrant graph that he designed, of "The Neurotic Area" Along with Actors & Artists.
Teachers have a highfalutin and lofty opinion of themselves, that is why they think they are worth the 2/3rds Salary pension and the extortionate lump sums.
As for Council Staff & Employees that is another chestnut:
Time & Time again we say and have done so in the last 4 years. Go out and get a life if you don't like your lot.
See the real world.
My mother is a cleaner retired on a £100 per week. She has been a cleaner all her life.
Most of you lot will be getting £500 per week and more when you retire WHY?
In the words of LORE*L -
"No you are not worth it".
What a brilliant response from AVeryPrivateGentlema

n.

You really have hit the nail on the head with this; well done!

I especially like -'teachers and the Teflons' - it really sums them up. And we come across them every day.

Well done.
Rowhedge-dave, AVPG - you're both so right. The teachers etc don't know their born! Been a governor at two schools in the town. The teachers are are for the most part dedicated, honest and want the best for the kids - but only the those who came in from industry to teaching were honest enough to say it's a gift of a job - salary, security, prospects, holidays, clean, pension.
[quote][p][bold]rowhedge-dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AVeryPrivateGentlema n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Route88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donttellanyone[/bold] wrote: I am sorry but any pay rise is more then what most people are getting right now. How many people will have to take a unpaid day tommrrow again to look aftrr their children how is this allowed.[/p][/quote]Agree with you donttellanyone, there are a lot of people who would like teachers pay, conditions, holidays - my family managed nine days total last year - and of course teachers have those really mean pensions. They are not doing themselves any favours by this.[/p][/quote]Around two-fifths of teachers leave the profession within five years., I wonder why they would leave such a wonderful job if it was all non-teachers thought it was? Just asking![/p][/quote]Life Is A Gravy Train? on The Route88: It's all about soul It's all about faith and a deeper devotion (Billy Joel) Not anymore! its all about money. Most police retire around 53 years old, good on them filthy job, same with the Sam's, Two Third's pension lump sum around £100k good on them. TEACHERS & THE TEFLON'S now that is another matter. TEACHERS- You get all the pay and the perks and the KUDOS and you only work half the year. I have got to be honest i have only met a few good teachers and one of them was my next door neighbor, maybe the fact that if he stepped out of line he may have got a bunch of fives, may have been the precursor to his nice personality. I do not know what they do to to these people at Teacher training college, but collectively, they are the most selfish, self conceited, arrogant, snobbish bunch, of so called professionals I have ever met. They suck up to if you are a parent with some clout or position, like a Doctor etc. Others not so prestigious, well they treat you like you are something stuck to their shoes. I have two uncles and an auntie that are "Teachers" and all three of them are the nastiest selfish members of the family. Hans Eysenck the inventor of Intelligence Quotient Test, did a study on professions. He claimed that Teaching Staff and were in the quadrant graph that he designed, of "The Neurotic Area" Along with Actors & Artists. Teachers have a highfalutin and lofty opinion of themselves, that is why they think they are worth the 2/3rds Salary pension and the extortionate lump sums. As for Council Staff & Employees that is another chestnut: Time & Time again we say and have done so in the last 4 years. Go out and get a life if you don't like your lot. See the real world. My mother is a cleaner retired on a £100 per week. She has been a cleaner all her life. Most of you lot will be getting £500 per week and more when you retire WHY? In the words of LORE*L - "No you are not worth it".[/p][/quote]What a brilliant response from AVeryPrivateGentlema n. You really have hit the nail on the head with this; well done! I especially like -'teachers and the Teflons' - it really sums them up. And we come across them every day. Well done.[/p][/quote]Rowhedge-dave, AVPG - you're both so right. The teachers etc don't know their born! Been a governor at two schools in the town. The teachers are are for the most part dedicated, honest and want the best for the kids - but only the those who came in from industry to teaching were honest enough to say it's a gift of a job - salary, security, prospects, holidays, clean, pension. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -11

11:15pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Assimilation says...

A teaching assistant on the news today, on one of them there marches, said that they are not paying her what she is worth. She`s on £9 an hour and wants more. £9 an hour!! That's more than I have ever earned as a trade person.
For a helper, she should be on the minimum wage, max.
A teaching assistant on the news today, on one of them there marches, said that they are not paying her what she is worth. She`s on £9 an hour and wants more. £9 an hour!! That's more than I have ever earned as a trade person. For a helper, she should be on the minimum wage, max. Assimilation
  • Score: -2

12:10am Fri 11 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Assimilation wrote:
A teaching assistant on the news today, on one of them there marches, said that they are not paying her what she is worth. She`s on £9 an hour and wants more. £9 an hour!! That's more than I have ever earned as a trade person.
For a helper, she should be on the minimum wage, max.
Keep saying it Assimilation - they might just understand how lucky they are.
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: A teaching assistant on the news today, on one of them there marches, said that they are not paying her what she is worth. She`s on £9 an hour and wants more. £9 an hour!! That's more than I have ever earned as a trade person. For a helper, she should be on the minimum wage, max.[/p][/quote]Keep saying it Assimilation - they might just understand how lucky they are. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 1

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