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Posted By: jonm
24-Apr-08 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Teachers on strike UK
Subject: RE: BS: Teachers on strike UK
.... but it is a requirement for a teacher to be a graduate with an additional post-graduate qualification, neither of which apply to the police or nursing (where training is given on the job, not required in advance of employment, too).

Perhaps a better comparison would be with engineering (average 44k) or GPs?

Personally, I'm in support of the teachers since the salaries are not compatible with other graduate professions, but not in support of strike action.

College lecturers are also on strike today, a fact hardly anyone has noticed (well, the students are adults and many have just gone to the pub etc.). This is because the Government is mixing more and more school-age kids into Colleges where staff are paid on average 6% less than the teachers.