Teachers’ strike hurts working parents

Striking teachers
Striking teachers

In relation to yet another inconvenient teachers’ strike in the hope that they receive more pay, I am sure I speak for the majority of parents whom this strike will affect.

We will have enough child care problems and days off during the summer holiday break, which is too long anyway. As full-time working parents another strike has implications for child care. We will lose a day’s pay because of the teachers’ actions. Employers are also affected with a reduced workforce.

We are unable to take our children out of school in term time to save ourselves some money and if we do so then we are threatened with a fine, hardly fair. As a health professional I have a duty of care for my patients. Surely as teachers you have a duty to teach our child. As working parents we are very disappointed in all the teachers who participate in the strike and affect our child’s education for the sake of a pay rise. I am sure we would like a pay rise. As our child’s education and our working week has been affected yet again, this letter is an expression of our disappointment in yet another teachers’ strike.

Gail Ellis

Burnley