Jonathan Gleeson (Secretary for Rossendale NUT) said that, "I strongly believe that it is not too late for the Governors to take another look. BRGS has a dedicated and professional staff providing the very best for their students. There will be one or two winners in this deal but, I fear, many more losers."
Commenting on the strike, Sam Uddin (secretary of Lancashire NUT) said, "This is an excellent turnout of enthusiastic members of both unions – with members of their families in tow – expressing vociferously their rejection of academy model of education with the consequential change of employer and threat to conditions of service."
"The Department of Education is running in fear of the fight-back against Academies in Lancashire – hence the un-deserved threat to 32 primaries announced on the same day. The lack of justification for the threat further underlines the political posturing behind the GOVErnment’s policies."
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