Re: INDUSTRIAL ACTION – WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2011
As you are probably aware, we have been informed by the NUT, NASUWT, ATL, NAHT and Unison unions that their members will be taking industrial action in the form of a strike on Wednesday 30 November 2011.
This action is not against Helsby High School itself but is part of national industrial action organised by these trade unions about changes to the pension schemes of their members.
Neither the Governing Body nor the Headteacher is legally allowed to close the school “in sympathy” with the strike. However, we have to act in line with the advice provided to the school and assess the health and safety risks of remaining open as usual.
This assessment has been carried out by the school and a decision has been made to close the school for all pupils and students (although it will remain open for staff not taking industrial action).
This decision has been carefully considered and we very much regret the disruption to the education of our students and the inconvenience caused to parents and carers. We have done all we can to come to a decision as soon as possible to allow families to make alternative arrangements.
We must all hope that the issues over which the industrial action has arisen are resolved as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continuing help and support.
B Ratcliffe (Mrs)
Chair of Governors
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We have been informed that local Leisure Centres will be open on Wednesday 30th November 2011 – subject to staffing levels being attained around strike action per site.
Frodsham Leisure Centre provides a broad range of daytime activities ranging from Football; Squash; Badminton; Table Tennis and Basketball.
Parents can access further information and how to book any of these activities by contacting the Leisure Centre on 01928 733953.Tags: Headteacher, Mr J Dowler, Strike Action, Unions