Industrial Action- Tuesday 5 July
Below is the letter to Parents and Carers with more information on the National Union of Teachers (NUT) industrial action on Tuesday 5 July.
27 June 2016
Dear Parent or Carer
We have been informed by National Union of Teachers (NUT) that they will be taking industrial action in the form of a strike/indeterminate withdrawal of labour on Tuesday 5 July.
This action is not against the Academy itself but is part of national industrial action organised by the NUT over 2 issues:
- school funding
- the deregulation of national pay and conditions for teachers
There is no requirement on unions to inform us of which members of staff will take action, and it may be that they will not know themselves as there is no obligation on members of unions to obey a strike call.
Neither the governing body nor the principal is legally allowed to close the Academy ‘in sympathy’ with the strike and we will not do so. However, our main concern is the safety of our students. The Academy will only close if in the opinion of the Principal it is not safe to remain open. If it does remain open, it is unlikely that lessons will be normal and there may have to be sessions of private study supervised by a senior member of staff. If action is prolonged, we will endeavour to protect the education of those on examination courses.
As we may not know until very late how many staff will be available to work, the decision to close may have to be taken at the last minute. Every effort will be made to give notice at the latest by the day before, but in case the decision has to be made on the day itself, we are asking parents to nominate a place of safety, which may be your home, to which your child can go if we have to close.
We must all hope that the issues over which the industrial action has arisen are resolved as soon as possible.
Mr Dylan Davies