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Strike is solid at B6 Sixth Form

by Gareth Jenkins
Issue No. 2441

Pickets at B6 Sixth Form last week

Pickets at B6 Sixth Form last week (Pic: Gareth Jenkins)

Teachers at B6 sixth form college in Hackney, east London, struck on Wednesday of last week over workload issues. 

The action was solid with great support from sixth form colleges across the country. 

NUT union rep Jamie Duff told Socialist Worker, “We’re being subjected to internal quality review such as mock Ofsted inspections.

“This produces lots of stress. It doesn’t improve teaching and learning and it’s not good for students. 

“We’re also striking over the introduction of new cover policy, requiring us to cover in full subjects that are not familiar to us. 

“We are determined to fight excess workload and to stand up for education.”

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Tue 17 Feb 2015, 15:56 GMT
Issue No. 2441
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