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STRIKE : THURSDAY 10TH OF JULY 2014 . NUT ,UNISON , UNITE, GMB , PCS , FBU  : PORTSMOUTH HAMPSHIRE .

 

THE 10TH OF JULY WILL SEE THE BIGGEST OPPOSITION TO THE POLICIES OF CUTS AND AUSTERITY SINCE THE 30TH OF NOVEMBER 2011 .THE STRIKE WILL UNITE TEACHERS, COUNCIL WORKERS ,CIVIC SERVICE WORKERS AND FIREFIGHTERS IN THE FIGHT FOR PAY, PENSIONS ,CUTS AND EXCESSIVE WORKLOADS .

THERE WILL BE A JOINT TRADE UNION RALLY AT 12 NOON IN THE GUILDHALL SQUARE AND A PROTEST MARCH THROUGH COMMERCIAL ROAD, RETURNING TO THE GUILDHALL SQUARE FOR CLOSING SPEECHES .

WE HAVE SEEN THE MOST PROLONGED CUTS IN LIVING STANDARDS SINCE THE 1870s . WE HAVE SEEN THE TOP 1000 BILLIONAIRES AND MILLIONAIRES IN BRITAIN INCREASE THEIR WEALTH BY 13% LAST YEAR ALONE . THE WEALTH OF THESE 1000 IS EQUAL TO ONE THIRD OF UK GDP !

THE 10TH OF JULY WILL BE A DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST THE RICH GETTING RICHER AND THE POOR GETTING POORER . YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ON STRIKE TO GET INVOLVED .COME AND JOIN US . MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD .

CONTACT : JON WOODS , PORTSMOUTH AGAINST THE CUTS TOGETHER CONVENOR FOR MORE DETAILS . TEL : 07921 775828 .

 

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REPORTS ON  PUPIL PREMIUM RESEARCH , ACADEMIES AND COOPERATIVE SCHOOLS , AND NON TEACHERS TEACHING IN SCHOOLS , HAVE ALL APPEARED  IN THE NEWSPAPERS RECENTLY . CHECK THEM OUT IN FULL  FOR INTERESTING INFORMATION.

EXTRACTS ONLY BELOW.

IN THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT BY : STEPHEN EXLEY 20TH JULY 2012

UNION ( NASUWT) BACKS COOP ACADEMIES OVER `PREDATORY` CHAINS  , “THEY ARE A SAFE HAVEN ,FROM PRIVATISATION AGENDA IT CLAIMS. A MAJOR CLASSROOM UNION TOOK THE UNPRESEDENTED STEP THIS WEEK OF BACKING COOPERATIVE SCHOOLS – INCLUDING ACADEMIES – AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO WHAT THEY DESCRIBE AS THE “PRIVATISATION AGENDA ” OF ACADEMY CHAINS .

IN THE INDEPENDENT BY : RICHARD GARNER . 27TH JULY 2012

SCHOOL`S SPENDING FAILING POOREST PUPILS .RESEARCH CARRIED OUT BY THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR EDUCTIONAL RESEARCH  FOR THE SUTTON TRUST CHARITY ,WARNS THAT VERY LITTLE OF THE “PUPIL PREMIUM “£1.25bn ALLOCATED TO SCHOOLS FOR TEACHING DISADVANTAGED PUPILS IS BEING SPENT ON MEASURES TO BOOST THEIR PERFORMANCE . ONE IN 10 SCHOOLS WAS FOUND TO BE USING MONEY TO PLUG THE GAP LEFT BY BUDGET CUTS

IN THE INDEPENDENT BY RICHARD GARNER .28TH JULY 2012

ACADEMIES `SET FREE` TO EMPLOY NON-TEACHERS . IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT FREE SCHOOLS , AND THE INDEPENDENT SECTOR, ACADEMIES ARE NOW FREE TO EMPLOY  NON-QUALIFIED  TEACHERS AND TO PUT THEM  IN CHARGE OF THE CLASSROOM .CHRISTINE BLOWER OF THE NUT HAS STATED THAT “THE NUT BELIEVES THAT ALL CHILDREN DESERVE TO BE TAUGHT BY QUALIFIED TEACHERS  AND IT`S NOT JUST THE PROFESSION THAT THINKS SO.”

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