Day off for many local students as NUT calls strike next Wednesday

NUT_logoMany pupils in B&NES, South Gloucestershire and East Bristol will have a day off next Wednesday (26th March) when members of teaching union the NUT take strike action in their ongoing dispute with the Government.

Brislington Enterprise College will close completely for the day. Principal John Matthews said that as the industrial action would potentially affect up to 60 per cent of teaching staff, the school would not open although Year 11, 12 and 13 students would be able to use the college facilities for private study.

The strike, over what the union says is excessive workload and bureaucracy, performance related pay and unfair pension changes, will also result in the partial closure of other schools including Wellsway in Keynsham, Saltford Primary, Longwell Green Primary, Downend School, King’s Oak Academy in Kingswood, the Bristol Brunel Academy at Speedwell and Sir Bernard Lovell at Oldland Common.

The Grange at Warmley said today that is was “still calculating the likely impact” and that it will inform parents of any disruption to normal routines by Monday.