- TEACHERS? They’ve been on paid strike for five months!
- As a member of the armed forces who has been working his ass off since coronavirus started, been deployed pillar to post, confined to camp away from my family, to find out today that the teachers at around for 6 months get 50% more pay rise than we do is an absolute joke.
- WTF?! Public sector teachers have had an extended holiday this year, while checkout staff, bin men and Amazon delivery drivers have soldiered on.
- A teachers pay rise should have come with some conditions, at least, ie. ‘do as they are told’, like-not go on strike and keep their OWN politics out of the classroom !
The UK Government announcement that a range of public service workers would be receiving a pay rise was inevitably received with mixed emotions: it didn’t include nurses or care workers, the timing considered poor given challenges in the private sector, and WORST OF ALL…it included teachers. Ok maybe not worst of all, but I had to insert some drama to the blog post. Immediate (Twitter) Response You get a sense of some of the attitudes that people have towards teachers if you read the response to the Prime Minister’s tweet about the announcement: