Strike ballot at free school

Southwark NEU - NUT Section

Press Release
Teachers at the STEM 6 Academy – an Islington “free” school for 16-18 year olds which opened in City Road last September – will be voting over the next fortnight on whether they are prepared to take strike action to persuade the Academy to recognise their trade union, the National Union of Teachers.

This action, if members vote for it, has become necessary because of the cheapskate and unacceptable contractual terms and conditions which the Academy’s management is attempting to impose on its staff who were threatened with “legal consequences” if they refused individually to agree to them shortly before the Xmas holiday and the Academy’s refusal to meet with union representatives in order to negotiate improvements which would bring them in to line with terms and conditions enjoyed by teachers in most other state-funded schools in Islington and elsewhere.

Aspects of the imposed contract – which NUT…

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