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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by manufan15, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. manufan15

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    Well as you probably guessed by the title, the teachers in my school district are striking soon. They have 2 meetings left, but no one suspects any resolutions for pay, health benefits, etc.

    I was just wondering if any of your teachers went on strike. It sucks because we might not have any spring break and a shorter summer.
     
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    My middle school was on strike for a short time, but the problem was resolved quicker than I was hoping for.

    Hopefully your school resolves their situation soon though, no spring break and a shorter summer would be just brutal. I am sure they will though, most of these tend to not last too long.
     
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    Well, the strike is set for Tuesday, the 29th. I heard that they can only go for 2 weeks, but I think they can go longer if you take away almost all of spring break + 2 weeks.

    They haven't had a contract for about a year though, so it's looking pretty grim right now.
     
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    Well that sucks. Shorter summer? I'd be pissed as hell. It's too short already. Hope the teachers get what they want.
     
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    I've experienced 2 teacher's strikes.
    Both lasted 2 weeks, and didn't result in us having shorter vacation periods.
    It was kind of amazing.
     
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    ^^Really?? Wow, we have to go 180 days a year before some date in June. They'll do whatever it takes for us to sit at that school for 7 hours...
     
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    7 hours
    We only go to school for 6 and a half i think
     
  8. navarre

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    We've had that before, it sucked. Don't be a teacher is the moral of this one, poor pay for dealing with children isn't my idea of a job
     
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    there's been quite a few teachers strikes in melbourne.
    they deserve better pay, eh?

    i want to be a teacher *beams*
     
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    Well, they striked. Soo...I guess I'll be here a good bit over the next week or two weeks. Depends on how long they'll strike for.
     
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    God I'm glad I graduated High School :p but ya that's unfortunate.
     
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    You mean you guys get your school time extended into your breaks? If they strike it's not your fault. Go into a student strike, teach those bastards.
     
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    Yeah we'll only get a few days of break if they strike for a long time. It really sucks...
     
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    Our teachers weren't on strike..But our Teaching Assistants were. The school seemed so empty without them running round like headless chickens XD
     
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    Oh you got that too!

    Yeah, none of my teachers ahev ever went on strike, but all of the assistants and dinner ladies could. But, they didn't, I don't know, they were still working out of their own decency.
     
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    is striking not decent?
     
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    Well when it disrupts the education of bright young minds who need to pass exams then yes
    They went into teaching knowing what it would be like so learn to deal with it you teachers
     
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    I suspect you as a union worker, kill him!

    :lol: @Apple guy, if it's only a a small district they may only be dealing on the majority with naughty individuals.
     
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