Six Schools to Strike on 24th April and 3rd May
The National Education Union has called strikes at Priory School Lewes, Uckfield Community Technology College, St Catherine's College Eastbourne, Peacehaven Community School and Seaford Head School on both the 24th April and the 3rd May.
Seaford Primary school was also to strike but management have agreed to pay teachers the correct amount and the action has been called off.
The dispute is over the failure of East Sussex to ask schools that the newer and lower paid teachers on get a 2% pay rise as recommended by the National School Teachers' Pay Review Body. The pay rise has been paid in most areas of the Country including directly next door in Brighton and Hove. Schools can individually choose the pay the small about of money to give the appropriate pay rise and the union is asking head teachers to agree this at the same time as pushing for the county to change policy as a whole.
FAQs about the forthcoming strike action
For further information about the implications of strike action at your school click here.
Latest School Cuts Figures
The impact of cuts on school budgets in East Sussex can be found in the following document. Click here to access this information.
Annual Conference Speeches
Speeches from the Union's President and General Secretary are available to read from the following links:
President - Kiri Tunks
General Secretary - Kevin Courtney