Martin Francis on behalf of Green Left

posted 26 Jan 2014, 15:19 by general office

Green Left, the eco-socialist group within the Green Party, sends a
message of solidarity and support to teachers striking for union
recognition at Stem  6. Social justice demands that workers have the
right to organise in the workplace and recognition by employers in order
to negotiate to  protect and enhance working conditions.

We applaud your courageous collective refusal to obey the instruction to
attend 1:1 interviews with the principal of the college, chair of
governors and the chief executive of the sponsor.

We note the importance of your struggle as the first to take place in a
free school when such schools are actively undermining hard won
conditions of service including sick pay, maternity pay and pay progression.