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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007034/Christine-Blower-pay-rise-10-increase-teachers-union-chief.html

A militant union boss bidding to cripple Britain's schools next week has quietly pocketed a 10 per cent pay rise.

Christine Blower, the leader of the National Union of Teachers, was accused of 'breathtaking insensitivity' for taking the inflation-busting rise while tens of thousands of her own members brace themselves for a pay freeze.

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Miss Blower's basic pay rose by almost £9,000 to £103,000, while her package of pay and benefits increased by more than £13,000 to £140,000 – up 10.4 per cent.

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The NUT's accounts also reveal that union members funded a 16 per cent increase in contributions to Miss Blower's gold-plated pension last year. The union paid £26,000 into her pension pot – 25 per cent of her salary, and four times the typical level in the private sector.

Lovely jubbly. Troughers of the world unite.

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When even the unions are run by capitalist fat cats, you know the workers of the world are in trouble.

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When even the unions are run by capitalist fat cats, you know the workers of the world are in trouble.

Socialists are just capitalists without money. It's the politics of envy.

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Let their rallying cry of OINK OINK sound out accross the land!

Let their couragous anthem sound out in gorious unision:

We SHALL NOT be underpaid!! We Shall not be underPAID...Oink oink oink!

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We had a letter from our daughters school yesterday saying not to worry about the strike action it would be business as usual there.

SCABS !! :P

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Move along. Nothing to see. It was ever so. Look no further than Scargill for the ultimate trade union example[1].

NUT has been in the business of causing disruption - throwing its toys out of the pram - for as long as I can remember. That goes back to my schooldays in the 1970s. The more interesting recollection was that only the thick and incompetent teachers were involved with it: those who were any good stayed well clear and got on with the job!

[1] Unless someone knows a better case?

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Miss Blower's basic pay rose by almost £9,000 to £103,000, while her package of pay and benefits increased by more than £13,000 to £140,000 – up 10.4 per cent.

Nice work if you can get it... Still I'm sure she does a valuable job we cannot live without... Oink, oink...

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Nice work if you can get it... Still I'm sure she does a valuable job we cannot live without... Oink, oink...

We must be paying teachers too much if they can afford large enough union dues to pay such a high salary to a union boss.

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Looking forward to the strikes. Let's see how long they can last without a paycheque, as those big mortgages along with MEW, credit cards, electricity, gas, food and fuel all have to be paid for you know. Not fogetting the TV licence.

I predict the shops are going to have a poor Christmas period this year, as the kids make do with a lump of coal and an tangerine. :rolleyes:

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I predict the shops are going to have a poor Christmas period this year, as the kids make do with a lump of coal and an tangerine. :rolleyes:

Lucky blighters don't know they are born. Mine are getting a pebble and an old banana skin.

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Public sector leaches are going to have to understand that the government (the country) has no money left, so striking isn't going to do much good.

The goverment will probably thank them for it, as they then have to pay less wages. I bet they hope workers are out on stike for five years or more.

That would sort out their finances. :ph34r:

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8593393/Union-boss-planning-to-lead-a-mass-walkout-of-teachers-pockets-10-per-cent-pay-rise.html

The National Union of Teachers last night insisted that Miss Blower’s bumper pay increase was due to her moving up the union's pay scale as a result of her 'length of service'.

A spokesman said: "Posts are allocated to a band based on the score for the job achieved in a periodic job evaluation process.

"All salaries, including that of the General Secretary, increase based on movement up the spinal points in the band according to the length of service. In addition the salaries at each spinal point within the scale are increased by the same percentage that is agreed for teachers."

How long has she been in post?

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And yet you resent her rather unspectacular pay for an elected position. Why the rage?

Is she defying some sort of genetic pecking order? Does she not work as hard as Billie Piper?

Presumably you don't belong to her union, pay her wages.

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Looking forward to the strikes. Let's see how long they can last without a paycheque, as those big mortgages along with MEW, credit cards, electricity, gas, food and fuel all have to be paid for you know. Not fogetting the TV licence.

I predict the shops are going to have a poor Christmas period this year, as the kids make do with a lump of coal and an tangerine. :rolleyes:

Noooooooo! The ones who remain in work are light years behind the rest of decent society in terms of hardship from the recession.

3 years ago the recession hit me hard. It wiped out about 25% of my salary. There was no point in complaining though. I had to make things happen the only way for things to get better for me was to work harder and smarter.

The last thing on my mind was to withdraw my labour for a few days unpaid time-off as a protest about my situation. Not only would it have been counter-productive, I would not have been able to afford such a spell of self-indulgent indignation. The fact these people can afford to do this tells me I should have no sympathy for them.

I'll save my sympathy for those hit by the strikes who have to miss work. There will be some people experiencing the hardship I experienced 3 years ago who alas will not have the luxury of being able to do a full weeks work to improve their lot in life because of the petty actions of a significant number of folks spoilt by years of unsustainable largesse.

Edited by Caveat Mortgagor

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And again another meaningless daily hate mail thread to distract from the real issues... drawing attention to things I'd rather see brushed under the carpet.

:rolleyes:

Edited by Goat

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Good. Let them strike. Even the balls creature knows that this strike is a massive mistake. Every day they don't work is a days pay that doesn't have to be borrowed. Another days pay reducing the defect. Massive short term bonus for the government. As for the long term..... there are plenty of highly skilled out of work professional people waiting to educate kids, if big society can reward them then all the better. If not.... then parents might find a battering solution. I know I would.

Sorry.... just to add

labour SCUM

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Thread degenerating / diverting into a "kill the teachers" rant again.

Note, the original post was about a Union Boss taking a pay rise while the people she is representing, irrelevant of who they are, are facing the opposite. Another example of what is being allowed to continue - a transfer of wealth from the bottom to the top. The Union members have been paying their subscriptions out of their ever-decreasing pay packets while the top gets fatter at their expense.

This strike is great news for the gubbermint - everyone criticises the strikers' selfish motives rather than looking at the real reason behind it - recouperation of losses from easy target low earners rather than from those who have enough power and wealth to be able to put up a fight. Also, why is there no money left? Who has it all now? The teachers?

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When even the unions are run by capitalist fat cats, you know the workers of the world are in trouble.

They are not capitalist fat cats, they are greedy socialist hypocrites.

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The people who teach our kids are the same people who time and again voted in the last Labour government that has so obviously left this country on it's knees.

Mental stuff.

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