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ITV Passes Of PR Spin As News In Story On Cost Of Childcare During Teachers Strike

by | 27th, March 2014

IN “Strike forces parents to find emergency child care”, ITV’s Simon Harris, has news of the teachers’ strike. He speaks with a victim of those striking teachers:

Tens of thousands of parents were forced to adopt emergency child care plans today as the teachers’ strike hit schools in London and the Home Counties. Some parents were forced to book a day’s holiday from work, some relied on the trusted fallback of grandparents while others ended up with a bill from a professional childminder.

One who paid the price for teachers exercising their right to demonstrate for better working conditions was Fiona Jull.  She’s “the director of a public relations company who lives in Wimbledon”. And she paid £75 for a childminder to care for Max, her 5-year-old miniature schnauzer (oh, come on, Max is a dog’s name, right?).

Fiona tells ITV:

I knew about the strike about a week ago but I didn’t actually book any back-up child care yesterday because last time they called the strike off. I had to find emergency child care for

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