My teacher daughter is on strike today and I've just seen her picture, and some interview comments she gave, in a media report on the strike.
She is the Union rep for her school and I know she has not taken the decision to strike easily. As a teacher in a sixth form college I know the pressure she has been under for years, especially during Covid, not just teaching but maintaining the morale and enthusiasm of her pupils, all the while seeing the value the government apparently puts on her job reducing.
The pressure has increased a lot because of the extra work she has to do as Union rep and when we were up in London with her last weekend she must have had forty texts to deal with, including some while we were having a birthday party for my 4 year old granddaughter. And today that Tory apology for a journalist Sarah Vine put it down to a battle between "strikers and strivers" as if those on strike have not been striving like everyone else.
She does rock a union beanie though.
...my daughter, not Vine.