Strike teachers stand out over one post

RAWMARSH teachers were back out on strike this week – in support of their union steward.

NUT representative Ralph Dyson is the ONLY union member whose job is still under the threat of redundancy.

Before the school broke up for Easter, a unanimous NUT vote said strikes would resume if his case remained unresolved.

Teacher Ralph had earlier led nine days of strikes in a bid to save 25 posts at the school. But numbers whittled down as some teachers opted to take up other jobs, while others took voluntary redundancy or cut their hours.

A Rotherham NUT spokesman said: “Members voted overwhelmingly to continue action until the number of NUT redundancies is zero”.

Management insists job cuts are necessary to help pull the school out of the red. They were given a short time to deliver a resolution, but failed to do so. Action was going on yesterday (Wednesday) and today.