Six-day strike action at Wigan school

Wigan Today is reporting that members of NASUWT will hold the first of six days of strike action starting today (Thursday) at a local primary school (St Jude’s Catholic Primary School in Worsley Mesnes)…

The action has been called as a result of the failure of the employer to engage genuinely to resolve the concerns of teachers about working practices which are undermining teachers’ working conditions and professionalism.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said: “The NASUWT has been more than willing to engage to seek to address the issues of concern.

“We have made every effort to secure an agreed way forward through genuine negotiation, but there has been no serious attempt by the employer to address the concerns of teachers.

“We deeply regret any disruption which will be caused to pupils and parents. The teachers at St Jude’s are all dedicated and committed members of staff who just want to be able to secure working conditions and practices which support them in their work to do the best for the pupils they teach…”


Any local insights into what’s going on here – there’s no mention I can see on the school website, Facebook or twitter accounts? 


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