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  1. Teachers unlikely to accept pay deal

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier ESF staff have been made a revised pay cut offer agreed by the foundation's executive committee last week. But teachers are unlikely to accept the deal, according ... cent each for the following two contracts have been dropped. ESF chairman Jal Shroff wrote to staff to say: 'Hong Kong's general economic climate necessitated a review ...

  2. Delay to ESF pay and benefits review

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Teachers were told on Thursday, the last day of term, that they would have to wait until after the summer holidays for proposals on their future pay and conditions. Chris Forse, ESF acting ... of the Association of Professional Teachers of the ESF, said: 'There is a sense of disappointment that we have not heard from the study group.' Teachers, he said, were not optimistic about ...

  3. ESF raises school fees by up to 7pc

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Will Clem

    ... parents were this week presented with a surprise rise in fees of up to 7 per cent for 2008/09. Fees will go up by 5 per cent at the ESF's five secondary schools to $89,250, and by 7 per cent ... and 13.5 per cent for secondaries. ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay announced the fee increases in a letter to parents on Thursday night, along with details of an increase in pay and benefits ...

  4. 'Bullish' teachers vote to reject ESF pay cut

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... of ESF Schools held its annual general meeting on Thursday, attended by more than 200 members, according to chairman Julian Harniess. He said teachers voted to reject management's proposals ... of the ESF in education and financial matters?' Mr Harniess said. 'What is the ESF in Hong Kong? Are we an international school or are we local? 'We have no identity. Until ...

  5. Result of ESF ballot on union action expected Monday

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... representatives met on Monday to thrash out a compromise, which was put to members of the Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools later in the week. Results of the ballot are expected ... this stated that the ESF acknowledged that extra-curricular activities were organised on the basis of goodwill on the part of teachers and that teachers had the right to review their working ...

  6. ESF teachers boycott after-hours work in pay dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Teachers in English Schools Foundation schools have voted to halt all evening extra-curricular activities and overnight trips amid their dispute over pay and conditions. The ESF ... of extra-curricular activities and overseas trips for both study and sports offered by the 16 ESF schools is seen as one of their biggest draws for parents. The move comes just two days after the foundation ...

  7. It's about more than housing allowances

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scale because there are not enough GM (graduate master/mistress) places to go around; the extra benefits that teachers at government schools receive; the higher salary at ESF schools ...



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