Uckfield sixth form students support teachers’ strike

Sixth form students at Uckfield Community Technology supported striking teachers by gathering to spell out the message “Stop School Cuts” in a protest today.

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Uckfield Community Technology College sixth formers who are supporting a strike to get a 2% pay rise for all teachers.

Daniel Manvell, who organised the students’ protest said: “We all understand the reasons for which the teachers are striking and it is shown by the fact that teachers from middle management down to the newest are standing together as they know that not paying teachers equally across the South East will only damage East Sussex schools like UCTC.

“They don’t want to cause disruption to A levels or GCSEs but the point of a strike is to have an impact.

“We hope headteachers across East Sussex recognise together with the county council that they must immediately move to increase pay, in line with Brighton and Hove City Council, where many UCTC teachers come from.

“It’s only fair that we pay those educating the next generation a good wage.”

Read more about the teachers’ strike here: Uckfield College teachers continue strike over pay.

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