26 June 2012
Council rejects redundancy pay claims from teachers
Legal action could be taken against a local authority in the north-west of England after it emerged teachers losing their jobs will not be offered redundancy settlements.
The St George of England and St Wilfrid's schools in Litherland and Bootle are scheduled to be closed down next month and this is set to result in more than 100 members of staff at the establishments losing their positions, the Liverpool Echo reports.
However, Sefton council has announced it will not award those affected by the closures any compensation on the basis that they should be transferred by law to The Hawthorne's, a free school that will be opened to replace St Wilfrid's and St George of England in September.
But the new institution has rejected this idea, leaving professionals in a state of limbo and Karen Wallis, head of English at St Wilfrid's, has told the news source the situation is "shameful".
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