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Solidarity Tue 28-Jun-11 13:21:28

I know there are threads flying about all over the place re; the strike, but this is purely to register support - it would be great if we could keep it going until midnight on Thursday ( 30th June )

you don't have to say anything - just smile, like this smile

all4u Tue 05-Jul-11 17:28:16

smile It was lovely having my teenagers at home for the day! Very special.

ninani Fri 01-Jul-11 14:29:38

..ahem I only saw this thread in the newsletter.

Teachers still have my support smile

blimey Fri 01-Jul-11 14:15:45

smile

Behrones Fri 01-Jul-11 09:31:53

smile smile smile

ohmeohmy Fri 01-Jul-11 09:19:23

my late support freely given

Solidarity Fri 01-Jul-11 08:53:06

Never too late.

smile

Inertia Fri 01-Jul-11 08:45:52

Bit late to this, but would like to offer my support to those who were on strike .

muminlondon Fri 01-Jul-11 08:18:47

Looked like successful day to me - Francis Maude shown up on the Today as 'floundering', intelligent articulate women union members (their unions not affiliated to a political party) refusing to be patronised. I've learned sone interesting things - the ideological motive for reducing pensions (e.g. make public services attractive for sell-off). Well done all you teachers. smile

backtoblighty Fri 01-Jul-11 06:53:41

fully support :-)

pinklizzie Fri 01-Jul-11 06:33:18

Also - what did all the teachers with children do with their children when they strike? How picks up their childcare?

It was not a major but I have started a new job so had to take some unpaid time off and catch cabs to and from work to minimise my time away. My DH had to be late for a meeting - so we've both been in the dog box over the strikes... I still support the strikes but really hope for selfish reason there are not more.

pinklizzie Fri 01-Jul-11 06:30:27

CHANTING - genuine question - is your pension worth £150K.

My pension that I have struggled to get to a value of £100K - private pension that I have paid into will provide around £8 a year when I retire.

What will your pension provide per year on retirement?

angst Fri 01-Jul-11 00:29:01

I support all public sector workers in this struggle. There seems to be a lot of jealousy out there re the so called gold plated pensions. Perhaps there should not be a race to the bottom but a fight to make all pensions fit for purpose in the private sector also.

It is only very recently that public sector salaries have outstripped those in the private sector which means there are many years of catch up. The "reliable" pension was what made the low wages palatable.

debivamp Fri 01-Jul-11 00:14:05

totally have my support

debivamp Fri 01-Jul-11 00:13:16

totally have my support.

NaomiCole Thu 30-Jun-11 23:46:29

Would help if I could spell I'm sure! appreciated

NaomiCole Thu 30-Jun-11 23:45:59

Thank you girls for all the support, it's really appriciated. (It's nearly midnight but I'm still working, tomorrow won't teach itself!)

ChantingAsISpeak Thu 30-Jun-11 23:34:47

I am a teacher, I don't have a 'gold plated pension', I pay for my pension (at least £150000 over a 40 year career) - I support the strike smile

exoticfruits Thu 30-Jun-11 23:20:00

smile

Angubaba Thu 30-Jun-11 23:05:03

Hello, am a teacher and mummy who was on strike today (/Struck?) and it is heartwarming to have your support. I get that teachers are lucky to have a pension in place but the way Con-Dems have approached renegotiation of terms is so derogatory/bullying that we have to strike (unpaid) to be 'heard'. Went on the march, played in the garden with son in the afternoon. Blissful break in what is usually a sixty-hour working week. Thanks again for your support x

scottishmummy Thu 30-Jun-11 23:05:02

i support the teachers.

thebestisyettocome Thu 30-Jun-11 22:50:56

wine

TINKERBELLE33 Thu 30-Jun-11 22:50:15

smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile

Grumpla Thu 30-Jun-11 22:46:54

Supportive grin from me!

Solidarity Thu 30-Jun-11 22:45:34

Thebest; it's ok honestly -

Here wine let's end the night happy.

Farhana Thu 30-Jun-11 22:42:25

i support smile

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