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Powys teachers strike to save jobs

Issue No. 2244

Teachers at a high school in Powys, Wales, are striking against compulsory redundancies. The NASUWT union members at Brecon High School struck on Thursday of last week.

They have five more strike dates planned—on Wednesday and Thursday of next week, and 5, 6 and 7 April.

Last week’s strike closed the school to all students except sixth formers. Rex Phillips, NASUWT organiser for Wales, described the action as “solid”.

Six jobs are under threat.

The head teacher, Ingrid Gallagher, claims that the school “has more staff than it needs”. But the NASUWT has accused the school’s governors of financial mismanagement and says they have turned a £100,000 surplus into a projected £650,000 deficit.

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Tue 22 Mar 2011, 17:18 GMT
Issue No. 2244
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