The National Union of Teachers has denied that voting to hold strikes in June has anything to do with either sunshine, football or tennis.
“That good weather and great sport coincides with the strikes is merely coincidence,” said the NUT’s General Secretary, Christine Blower. “We’d strike during the coldest hours of the darkest day but we’re not. Wheee!”
“People ask why can’t we strike during the school holidays when we claim teachers work through them and don’t benefit from, for example, having all of August off every year,” said Ms Blower. “That’s as ridiculous as asking why the NUT can force pupils to miss school when parents are fined for it.”
She then said she was tired of questions and made everyone sit still with their arms folded without talking until it was time to go outside and play.
Later conference agreed that if the June strikes don’t achieve the NUT’s aims they will strike again in early December. Delegates denied that this would be the ideal time to get their Christmas shopping done however several were later seen making lists.