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Strikes in schools across Nottingham

Issue No. 2295

Teachers across Nottingham are set to strike on Thursday of next week in response to a serious attack on their terms and conditions.

Nottingham City Council wants to split the school year into five terms from September next year. The school year is currently divided into three terms.

The council claims to be consulting unions—but has already sent new contracts to teachers.

It says if workers refuse to sign up to the new structure it may dismiss them without redundancy pay.

The change would cause childcare problems for teachers with children in schools outside Nottingham.

The NUT union has called the strike, which will involve nearly 500 teachers. Workers backed strikes by 88 percent in a ballot.

They also plan to walk out on Tuesday 17 April and Wednesday 25 April.

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Tue 20 Mar 2012, 18:10 GMT
Issue No. 2295
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