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OASIS ACADEMY MEDIACITYUK TEACHERS VOTE TO STRIKE
 

Star date: 9th November 2011

A Salford Star Exclusive

TEACHERS AT SALFORD OASIS ACADEMY VOTE TO STRIKE OVER REDUNDANCIES

National Union of Teachers members at Salford's Oasis Academy MediaCityUK today voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action against redundancies.

The Oasis management now have until November 17th to agree to the NUT's demands or, shortly after, the teachers will be on strike.

Full story here…


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

Nachtschlepper wrote
at 18:23:56 on 18 November 2011
I don't recall such things happening before the advent of these academies. If we want to educate our children we have to pay for it, there can be no question of whether it is efficient or not. Furthermore if Oasis can't afford to run a school then they should simply get out & let the local authorities do it as they have done in the past without riots by pupils.
 
Geo wrote
at 09:18:01 on 17 November 2011
Schools and academies have run inefficient staffing structures for years but overspends were always compensated by the local authorities. NOW schools have the opportunity to bring some efficiencies in to what was a highly inefficient sector. What would the unions prefer a few redundancies now or a school closure a in a years time due to bankruptcy..... tricky decision that one. Oasis might be a Christian organisation however that doesn't mean they have an endless supply of money!! With regards to the recruitment of the Chaplin refer to the advert then to companies house this is a subsidery that runs predominantly on donations!
 
Bill wrote
at 14:28:15 on 11 November 2011
Things like this will happen at other acadamies too as the financial management is no longer controlled the council.
 
Anon wrote
at 14:28:09 on 11 November 2011
At the same time as making teachers redundant, Oasis are looking to recruit a chaplain. See http://www.faithworks.info/news/2011/11/4/job-vacancy---oasis-chaplains-in-bristol-and-salford
 
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