On the Salford Star site yesterday we revealed how pupils at Oasis Academy MediaCityUK protested against redundancies at the controversial former Hope High School. The pupils told of expensive state of the art technical equipment lying unused, while their teachers faced the axe in the middle of important GSCE courses.
Today NUT teachers themselves hit back at Oasis with an overwhelming vote in favour of industrial action.
"We've had a really good positive ballot result and have been to meet management this afternoon" says Avis Gilmore, NUT regional secretary
"We have told them that these redundancies were done with extreme haste and we don't believe that they have followed the proper processes. The management now has until 17th November to respond and do the process properly otherwise our members will be taking strike action."
Oasis Community Learning, the charity that runs around a dozen Oasis academies in the UK, last year had a turnover of well over £70million, its income derived almost totally from public sources. Behind Oasis Community Learning is a bewildering array of companies and charities which "operate under a Christian ethos".
Obviously this `Christian ethos' doesn't include sacking people at Christmas…
See previous Salford Star feature - Salford Oasis Academy MediaCityUK Riot Over Redundancies - click here
See more allegations about Oasis, plus details for Anti Academies Conference 26th November - click here