List of school closures due to Thursday's strike action

List of school closures due to Thursday's strike action

List of school closures due to Thursday's strike action

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TEACHERS, council workers and civil servants are set to strike on Thursday.

The strike is part of national strike action and those in Dorset will be among more than a million nationally joining the strike, which is being supported by a range of unions in protest against attacks on pay, pensions and workloads.

It is the third time members of the National Union of Teachers in Dorset have gone on strike.

Divisional secretary Geoff Cooke said the strikes reflect teacher’s anger over the refusal of the Secretary of State Michael Gove to have proper discussions about his ‘divisive reforms’.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union in Dorset are supporting the national action as part of a long-running dispute over pensions. Dorset Fire and Rescue Service will be providing a reduced emergency response.

Members of unions locally, including GMB, National Union of Teachers (NUT), Public and Commercial Services (PCS), UNISON and Unite will join the strike which will see rallies organised and picket lines drawn up.

Dorset County Council bosses say plans are in place to minimise disruption during Thursday's strike action.


DCC said there are around 2,000 county council staff who may take industrial action, however, employees do not have to let their managers know before the strike, so full details of any impacts on services may not be available until Thursday morning.


Chief Executive Debbie Ward said: “Although it's impossible to predict the impact that Thursday's strike will have on our services, we are doing everything we can to minimise disruption for Dorset residents.
“Our priority will be to continue to support the most vulnerable and protect our most critical services.”


Waste collections should continue as normal and people should put out their bins for collection.
If any collections cannot be completed Dorset Waste Partnership will aim to carry out catch-up collections on Saturday (12). If containers have not been collected by the end of the day, residents should leave them out until the end of Saturday.


DCC said it was the responsibility if schools to inform parents whether they would be open, closed or partially open.
Children's services, adult social care day services, registrars and park and ride services should not be affected.


Most, if not all, libraries should be open as normal.
Keep up to date with the latest information by visiting www.dorsetforyou.com/dorset-strikes-10-july or call 01305 221000.

LIST OF SCHOOLS AFFECTED

OPEN:

Wey Valley – unsure how many staff members will be striking, school will be open.

Conifers Primary school – will be open for the majority.

St Osmunds; Wyke Regis Junior School;

All Saints School;

St Mary's Middle School, Puddletown;

St John’s Primary School;

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary,

Puddletown First School;

Radipole Primary School;

Buckland Newton Primary School;

St Nicholas and St Laurence; Sunninghill Prep;

Thorners Primary School;

Greenford C of E Primary School;

Kingston Maurward College;

Salway Ash Primary School;

Woodroffe School

CLOSED:

Bridport Primary School;

Southill Primary School.

Dorchester Middle School;

Damers First School;

Thomas Hardye School will be closed to students in Year 9 and 10 but OPEN to the Sixth Form

NO DECISION YET:

Westfield Arts College;

St George’s Primary School, Portland;

Holy Trinity Primary School.

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4:12pm Tue 8 Jul 14

WykeReg says...

It's high time that strikes in the public services sector are outlawed.

If negotiations over any issue reach a deadlock then the matter will be referred to an independent arbitrator who will hear both sides of the case and deliver a decision that is legally binding on both sides. Any worker who goes on strike during this process will be immediately dismissed without any claim for compensation allowed.

The unions and their brainwashed followers are always ready to tell us how vitally important their work is, therefore they should stay on the job doing it.
It's high time that strikes in the public services sector are outlawed. If negotiations over any issue reach a deadlock then the matter will be referred to an independent arbitrator who will hear both sides of the case and deliver a decision that is legally binding on both sides. Any worker who goes on strike during this process will be immediately dismissed without any claim for compensation allowed. The unions and their brainwashed followers are always ready to tell us how vitally important their work is, therefore they should stay on the job doing it. WykeReg
  • Score: -2

6:52pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Ashers 5 says...

WykeReg wrote:
It's high time that strikes in the public services sector are outlawed.

If negotiations over any issue reach a deadlock then the matter will be referred to an independent arbitrator who will hear both sides of the case and deliver a decision that is legally binding on both sides. Any worker who goes on strike during this process will be immediately dismissed without any claim for compensation allowed.

The unions and their brainwashed followers are always ready to tell us how vitally important their work is, therefore they should stay on the job doing it.
Couldn't agree more !
Don't worry though....they have 6 weeks off shortly ;)
[quote][p][bold]WykeReg[/bold] wrote: It's high time that strikes in the public services sector are outlawed. If negotiations over any issue reach a deadlock then the matter will be referred to an independent arbitrator who will hear both sides of the case and deliver a decision that is legally binding on both sides. Any worker who goes on strike during this process will be immediately dismissed without any claim for compensation allowed. The unions and their brainwashed followers are always ready to tell us how vitally important their work is, therefore they should stay on the job doing it.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more ! Don't worry though....they have 6 weeks off shortly ;) Ashers 5
  • Score: 1

7:51pm Tue 8 Jul 14

cj07589 says...

Ashers 5 wrote:
WykeReg wrote:
It's high time that strikes in the public services sector are outlawed.

If negotiations over any issue reach a deadlock then the matter will be referred to an independent arbitrator who will hear both sides of the case and deliver a decision that is legally binding on both sides. Any worker who goes on strike during this process will be immediately dismissed without any claim for compensation allowed.

The unions and their brainwashed followers are always ready to tell us how vitally important their work is, therefore they should stay on the job doing it.
Couldn't agree more !
Don't worry though....they have 6 weeks off shortly ;)
Absolutely agree what makes them any more special than private sector workers who have endured the very same cost pressures and arguably worse and more insecure employment conditions. The real underlining issue here which goes on unaddressed, is the huge increases in the cost of living and continued extortionate levels of taxation not helped by central governments, politicians et al constantly giving away billions on useless vanity projects & billions wasted in inefficiencies such as the MoD's multiple procurement disasters the list goes on.
Strike action that affects their employers 'the public' is unproductive and any isolates any support they might otherwise may have received. Ban strikes for all core civil and emergency services, we've had enough of being held to ransom and favouritism.
[quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WykeReg[/bold] wrote: It's high time that strikes in the public services sector are outlawed. If negotiations over any issue reach a deadlock then the matter will be referred to an independent arbitrator who will hear both sides of the case and deliver a decision that is legally binding on both sides. Any worker who goes on strike during this process will be immediately dismissed without any claim for compensation allowed. The unions and their brainwashed followers are always ready to tell us how vitally important their work is, therefore they should stay on the job doing it.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more ! Don't worry though....they have 6 weeks off shortly ;)[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree what makes them any more special than private sector workers who have endured the very same cost pressures and arguably worse and more insecure employment conditions. The real underlining issue here which goes on unaddressed, is the huge increases in the cost of living and continued extortionate levels of taxation not helped by central governments, politicians et al constantly giving away billions on useless vanity projects & billions wasted in inefficiencies such as the MoD's multiple procurement disasters the list goes on. Strike action that affects their employers 'the public' is unproductive and any isolates any support they might otherwise may have received. Ban strikes for all core civil and emergency services, we've had enough of being held to ransom and favouritism. cj07589
  • Score: 1

8:46am Wed 9 Jul 14

popsiebabes says...

Ashers 5 wrote:
WykeReg wrote:
It's high time that strikes in the public services sector are outlawed.

If negotiations over any issue reach a deadlock then the matter will be referred to an independent arbitrator who will hear both sides of the case and deliver a decision that is legally binding on both sides. Any worker who goes on strike during this process will be immediately dismissed without any claim for compensation allowed.

The unions and their brainwashed followers are always ready to tell us how vitally important their work is, therefore they should stay on the job doing it.
Couldn't agree more !
Don't worry though....they have 6 weeks off shortly ;)
Only 6 weeks. blimey when I was at school one year they had 8. They are obviously now being overworked..........
..not
[quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WykeReg[/bold] wrote: It's high time that strikes in the public services sector are outlawed. If negotiations over any issue reach a deadlock then the matter will be referred to an independent arbitrator who will hear both sides of the case and deliver a decision that is legally binding on both sides. Any worker who goes on strike during this process will be immediately dismissed without any claim for compensation allowed. The unions and their brainwashed followers are always ready to tell us how vitally important their work is, therefore they should stay on the job doing it.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more ! Don't worry though....they have 6 weeks off shortly ;)[/p][/quote]Only 6 weeks. blimey when I was at school one year they had 8. They are obviously now being overworked.......... ..not popsiebabes
  • Score: -1

9:49am Wed 9 Jul 14

Dkny1982 says...

I can't believe the schools are doing this again I sent them a letter last time it happened warning that if it were to happen again I would be forced to take further action by way of issuing a fixed penalty just like they would if I took my children out of school.
I can't believe the schools are doing this again I sent them a letter last time it happened warning that if it were to happen again I would be forced to take further action by way of issuing a fixed penalty just like they would if I took my children out of school. Dkny1982
  • Score: 2

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