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TEACHERS CAUGHT OUT BY EARLY RETIREMENT LOOPHOLE

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The National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women teachers is taking legal action on behalf of two teachers ...
The National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women teachers is taking legal action on behalf of two teachers who have had their early retirement blocked, the Guardian reports (p8).

The teachers were two of four who thought they had ended their careers at Wright Robinson High School in December, only to be told at the eleventh hour that they could not leave.

They fell victim to a stipulation, faxed by the government to schools and education authorities in December, that any retiring teachers could not be re-employed on a temporary contract. All had planned to return to the school to finish off work in the present school year.

The pair, with the union's help, is planning to sue Manchester city council's education officials, or the school governors, or both for breach of contract.
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