• Short Summary

    TWO HUNDRED TEACHERS, MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS, INVADED THE UNION'S HEADQUARTERS OCTOBER 20TH.

  • Description

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    LV TEACHERS DEMONSTRATING WITH PLACARDS
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    2.
    CU PLACARDS (TREAT THESE FIRST AND SECOND SCENES AS SILENT)
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    3.
    CU SOF BEGINS "I BELIEVE YOU ARE..... SOF ENDS "......THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE"
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: REPORTER: QUESTION: "I BELIEVE YOU'RE HEADMISTRESS OF A LONDON SECONDARY SCHOOL. WHY HAVE YOU COME.?"



    TEACHER REPRESENTATIVE: ANSWER: "WELL I'VE COME HERE THIS EVENING BECAUSE WITH MY COLLEAGUES WE ARE INCENSED AT THE ATTITUDE OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN FLOUTING THE DEMOCRATIC VOICE OF THE UNION.



    REPORTER: QUESTION: "WHY HAVE YOU COME?"



    TEACHER REPRESENTATIVE: ANSWER: "IVE COME FOR THE SAME REASON. I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT IN WHAT WAS DECIDED BY THIS SPECIAL CONFERENCE AND OTHER SPECIAL CONFERENCES WE HAVE BEEN LET DOWN VERY STRONGLY, AND WE HAVE COME HERE TONIGHT HOPING THAT THE EXECUTIVE WILL HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THEIR DECISION AND WILL IF NECESSARY CALL A SPECIAL CONFERENCE IN ORDER TO DECIDE WHETHER THEIR RATIFICATION OF BURNHAM WASN'T THE CORRECT THING TO DO AND CONSEQUENTLY WE HOPE THAT THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR KIND ABOUT NOT HOLDING A SPECIAL CONFERENCE.



    REPORTER: QUESTION: "DO YOU IN FACT WANT SIR RONALD AND THE EXECUTIVE TO RESIGN?"



    TEACHER REPRESENTATIVE: ANSWER: "WE THINK THEY MUST RESIGN, UNLESS THEY FOLLOW THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO HUNDRED TEACHERS, MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS, INVADED THE UNION'S HEADQUARTERS OCTOBER 20TH.

    THEY WERE PROTESTING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE UNION OF THE INCREASED PAY AWARD OF GBP42 MILLION AGREED BETWEEN THE BURNHAM COMMITTEE AND THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. THE BURNHAM COMMITTEE IS A CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE ON WHICH THE MINISTRY AND THE TEACHERS ARE REPRESENTED - PRIOR TO THIS OCCASION TEACHERS HAVE RECOGNISED THE BURNHAM SCALE AT THE STANDARD OF PAY FOR THE TEACHERS PROFESSION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8PWIEDWBCOAN86XU3PDECKUC7
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PWIEDWBCOAN86XU3PDECKUC7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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