• Short Summary

    SCHOOLTEACHERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLMASTERS TOOK THE UNPRECEDENTED STEP 20TH SEPTEMBER OF COMING OUT ON STRIKE - AND OVER A THOUSAND SCHOOLS HAD TO CLOSE, AND ANOTHER 15,000 WERE AFFECTED.

  • Description

    SCHOOLTEACHERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLMASTERS TOOK THE UNPRECEDENTED STEP 20TH SEPTEMBER OF COMING OUT ON STRIKE - AND OVER A THOUSAND SCHOOLS HAD TO CLOSE, AND ANOTHER 15,000 WERE AFFECTED.

    IN THE LONDON AREA ABOUT 60,000 CHILDREN WERE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL, AND THERE WERE EMPTY SEATS IN CLASS ROOMS THROUGHOUT ENGLAND AND WALES. IN SCHOOLS ONLY PARTLY AFFECTED, CHILDREN WERE TOLD TO ATTEND FOR HALF THE DAY.

    RALLYING POINT FOR WELSH TEACHERS WAS THE CORY HALL, CARDIFF - THOSE IN AND AROUND LONDON ATTENDED THE ALBERT HALL - FAMILIAR TO ALL BRITISH MUSIC LOVERS AS THE HOME OF THE 'PROMENADE' AND OTHER MUSIC CONCERTS - TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLMASTERS, MR. H. BELL.

    THE TEACHERS WERE CALLED "ANGRY, MILITANT, BITTER AND RESENTFUL" BY THEIR PRESIDENT. HE DESCRIBED THE PRESENT MINISTER OF EDUCATION, MR. DAVID ECCLES, AS "AN OUTRAGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE WRONG MAN AT THE TOP".

    AT THE MEETING A MOTION WAS PROPOSED "THAT THIS MEETING PROTESTS AGAINST THE INVIDIOUS ATTACK ON THE EDUCATION SERVICE MADE BY THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER...." THAT "THE EDUCATION SERVICE BE GIVEN ITS DUE PLACE IN THE GOVERNMENT'S PRIORITY...." THE TEACHERS WANT MORE PAY, MORE SCHOOL BUILDING, MORE ACCENT ON EDUCATION IN GENERAL. THEY WANT IMPROVED STATUS IN THE COMMUNITY, MORE VOICE IN FUTURE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS, AS DISTINCT FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLMASTERS, IS NOT ON STRIKE, AND HAS PROPOSED A MORE CONCILIATORY LINE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA34J399TROWW6UQZDE033VVLFL
    Media URN:
    VLVA34J399TROWW6UQZDE033VVLFL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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