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Issue No. 2326

Pay threat at Stratford Academy

All teachers at Stratford Academy in east London were set to strike on Thursday of this week. Their head teacher is threatening to cut teachers’ pay if they take part in action short of a strike.

The NUT and NASUWT teaching unions recently began action short of a strike to defend teachers’ working conditions. It involves refusing to take part in certain duties, such as some lesson observations or mock Ofsted inspections.

The head at Stratford Academy wrote to teachers asking them to confirm that they will not take part in the action. Teachers were told to sign the letters and return the letters—or face a pay cut.

NUT members at the school plan escalating strikes in response. They are set to walk out for two days the week after half term and three days the week after that.

Stratford Academy workers urgently need messages of support. Send them to NUT rep Steve Charles at

Connaught School set to strike

Teachers at Connaught School for Girls in Leytonstone, east London, were set to strike on Wednesday of this week. The NUT union members are fighting plans to turn the school into an academy.

They also struck on Tuesday of last week. Send messages of support to

Mount Carmel industrial action

Teachers at Mount Carmel School in Islington, north London, voted on Friday of last week to refuse all cooperation with classroom observations with immediate effect. They voted to request that both the NUT and NASUWT unions give notices to the school of a strike.

This follows a refusal by the head to agree to a maximum of three observations per year, entirely separate from the school’s capability procedure. Send messages of support to and

Ken Muller

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Tue 23 Oct 2012, 17:13 BST
Issue No. 2326
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