It makes sense to focus on a private-sector recovery, but a low pay offer to NHS workers sits badly alongside a record deal for teachers last year.
Posts Tagged: Strikes and Unions
As a leading epidemiologist says school closures may have been a “mistake”, did the decision lack adequate debate?
Mark Woolhouse, who is a member of SAGE, has suggested that children do not transmit the virus in the same way as adults.
The battle to re-open state schools rages across the UK. Also: Mohammed Asghar, Conservative member of the Welsh Assembly, passed away this week.
This is fundamentally an issue of social justice. All children not currently in school are damaged by it, but the poorest children are damaged most.
Any delay will be exploited by the Blob to try and roll back a decade of progress on testing, inspections, and accountability.
Not only would doing otherwise expose teachers and pupils to unacceptable risk, but the political backlash could be immense.
Mark Lehain: The rivalries and Corbynism that are driving the biggest education union’s extremist stance on school reopenings
I’m a former union rep myself – and am finding that schools, empowered by the Gove reforms, are quietly getting on with preparations,
One union has warned teachers not to “engage” in talks – in an utterly unhelpful move.
Left-wing activists have suggested there will be “strikes” and “walkouts” if the Government doesn’t cave in to their demands.
Corbyn wants to “repeal anti-trade union legislation” to make strikes easier. The Conservatives have pledged to give commuters greater protection.
A place where teachers have been moved to strike for their own personal safety has been rated ‘Outstanding’ since 2012.
His experience in business, delivering the London Olympics, running the health service, and serving as Foreign Secretary all show his leadership qualities.
WATCH: May claims Corbyn would cause “a run on the pound” and “capital flight” as he attacks her economic record
Meanwhile Julian Knight asks if the Birmingham bin strike is a warning of what the nation will face under “a hard-left Labour Government”.
Residents wondering when it will be collected will be able to vouch for the failure of the city’s testbed for a Corbyn administration.
Let us hope not. It’s unlikely, but not completely impossible. The Government must battle four trends to reduce the risk.