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Strike ballot at Stem 6 Academy in Islington

Issue No. 2385

Teachers at a privately-run school in north London are voting on whether to strike to demand union recognition.

The teachers at the Stem 6 Academy in Islington are members of the NUT union. 

Disgracefully, management at the school pushed workers to accept worse terms and conditions last year under the threat of “legal consequences” if they refused.

These include the right for the school to “temporarily lay you off from work without normal contractual pay or to reduce your normal working hours and reduce your pay proportionately.”

Ken Muller is assistant secretary of Islington NUT. He said, “Teachers are not just standing up for their own right to be treated decently.

“They are also asserting that their students are entitled to be taught by properly remunerated teachers who feel valued and secure.”

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