Calverton teachers to strike today

Teachers at a school in Calverton in Nottinghamshire will strike today over a new salary structure.

Submitted by Mike Harman on December 6, 2006

Beginning today, the teachers, members of the NUT union, will be striking every Thursday until February half term. A new salary structure introduced at the school means wage reductions of upto £4,000 for some staff, and no concessions have been offered to make up for the shortfall. This will be the sixth strike at Colonel Frank Seely school in over six months, other schools in the area have reached agreements.

The pay reductions are a result of the Teaching and Learning Rewards (TLRs) salary structure, which replaced Management Allowances (MAs) for experienced teachers acting as head of departments/faculty.