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The Socialist 12 May 2021 |
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Beal school strikers suspend action after possible victory
Beal High School picket line May 2021, photo Glenn Kelly (Click to enlarge)
Beal High School workers, who have taken two rounds of strike action against a punitive, two-tier sick pay policy, are voting to suspend their current action after progress in negotiations.
Staff at Beal - England's largest secondary with over 2,600 students - have been demanding: don't punish the sick!
Kevin Courtney, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union says: "We had been demanding that ill-health should be separated from the disciplinary process and the ending of a two-tier ill health policy. Looks like we have won on both demands."
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