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TCM Group: Teachers should try to find constructive alternatives to striking

30/06/2011 Joanna
Teachers should try to find more constructive and consensus-based alternatives to going on strike, it has been claimed.

David Liddle, founder and director of the Total Conflict Management Group (TCM), said the withdrawal of labour is a significant sanction and not a decision that should be taken lightly.

"We would advise any teacher who is thinking of striking within the independent sector to seek alternative ways of expressing their views and concerns," he commented.

"The best way to do that is to sit around the table. We have to remind ourselves that all strikes are resolved around the table."

According to government estimates, more than 5,000 schools are closed or partially closed today (June 30th) due to members of unions including the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the National Union of Teachers going on strike.

Teachers voted in favour of industrial action over pension concerns.

Posted by Katy Kearns
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