05 July 2012
Teachers call a strike after employee redundancy
A dispute over employment and redundancy has led to a strike being staged at a village school in Wales.
Members of teachers' union NASUWT called the action against Ysgol y Foel, Cilcain after a teacher was made redundant, the Flintshire Chronicle reports.
General secretary of the union Chris Keates blamed the government in Wales for the dismissal, noting the school would have an additional budget of £47,716 if it was located in England and an extra £44,319 if positioned in neighbouring Denbighshire.
Mr Keates stated: "The redundancy at Ysgol y Foel is as a direct result of the Welsh government and the Flintshire authority's failure to fund education adequately."
He explained the union members at the learning facility are staging the action because they want to battle the injustices seen across the education funding system in Wales.
Rex Phillips, NASUWT Wales organiser, noted more strike days have been pencilled in, but added he is hopeful the matter can be resolved before these dates.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson