I think so too. I think perception and public feeling will take a dive on this one. They'd be better off explaining why they feel SO badly in a big news conference and then at the end stagger everyone by saying but we will NOT be striking because we understand that everyone is in the same boat and we want to stand with all the parents in not letting down the children. HOWEVER we put the government on notice that we cannot go on like this and every year we'll be putting the increase on account to be claimed once the economy starts to get back on its feet.Originally Posted by Vikki, post: 316783
As soon as things start to turn, and I think we're seeing some positive signs, it would be very hard for the government of the time to say no when the teachers had taken such a high moral approach.
...but striking now? Just going to get a country full of people watching the news saying "Yeah well I have no money either so why do you expect me to pay you more!"