Sirs’ strike threat over hol cut plan

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TEACH­ERS have warned they will re­sist any at­tempt to shorten the six-week school sum­mer hol­i­day.

The Na­tional Union of Teach­ers (NUT) claimed any move to cut the tra­di­tional sum­mer break would harm “chil­dren’s learn­ing and teach­ers’ well­be­ing”.

The union passed the res­o­lu­tion at its an­nual con­fer­ence in Torquay.

It comes weeks af­ter NUT mem­bers in Not­ting­ham staged a one-day walk­out over pro­pos­als by the city coun­cil to in­tro­duce a five-term school year from 2013, and cut the sum­mer hol­i­day from six to four weeks.

Speak­ing dur­ing the de­bate, Not­ting­ham teacher Sheena Wheat­ley said: “A five-term year is a ma­jor at­tack on our con­di­tions of ser­vice. I don’t need to de­scribe the im­pact of short­en­ing the sum­mer break for us, our fam­i­lies and chil­dren.”

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