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Strike teachers meet over dispute


23/10/2008 :: Northern Ireland :: BBC News

Teachers striking at Movilla High school are to meet on Thursday to decide whether they want to continue the dispute.

Their union criticised employers as "obdurate and stubborn", after two days of talks at the Labour Relations Agency failed to find a resolution.

Twenty five teachers have been on strike for nine days.

The dispute arose when their pay was docked for refusing to teach a pupil whom they claim assaulted one of them.

Speaking from a picket line at the school, NASUWT representative Jerry Bartlett blamed the board for the stalemate.

"They have rejected, without good reason, five different sets of proposals from NASUWT for the settlement of the dispute," he said.


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