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Members of NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union at Gendros Primary School in Swansea will be taking the first of eleven planned days of strike action from today over adverse management practices which are affecting teachers’ health and working conditions.
Members at the school are taking action as a result of the failure of the local authority and school governors to adequately act to address management incompetence at the school.

Dr Patrick Roach, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:
“Trust and confidence in the school leadership has completely broken down and this has been exacerbated by the failure of the governing body to address the concerns of staff.
“We have given the school every opportunity to show it is capable of change but there has been a total lack of honesty and transparency in the negotiations. Members’ patience is exhausted and we have now been left with no other option than to move to strike action.”

Neil Butler, NASUWT National Official Wales, said:
“Following the collapse of a botched disciplinary process an Independent report was commissioned by the disciplinary panel. This report showed serious weaknesses in school management, governance and Local Authority advice. The report was completed for Governors 6 months ago but we discovered last week that it had not been sent to the full Governing Body. There has been an attempt to bury it. That is not acceptable.

“Through NASUWT pressure the report has now finally gone to the Governing Body and the Union calls upon Governors to bring those guilty of serious failings to account.”


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