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  1. talk back

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Is the ESF pay scale proposal fair and necessary? I note that ESF teachers are 'furious' about pay cuts and the chairman of the Association of Professional Teachers of the ESF, Julian Harniess, assures us that '[staff] morale is at rock bottom'. How sad. Perhaps a reality check is in order. The ESF salary levels border on the obscene and should be a cause ...

  2. '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 ...

  3. ESF teachers plan protest against cuts in salary

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... at South Island School last night, the first of five consultation meetings to be held in ESF schools this week. They left vowing to fight the cuts. Julian Harniess, chairman of the Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools, said: 'Teachers are unanimously against this pay cut because they can see no fiscal reason for it.' A remuneration study group, set up by the ESF ...

  4. Opportunities abound at new ESF school

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... to a projected 1,400 students, more leadership and management positions would open up, said Mr Beach. He felt that ESF's reputation as a world-class educational provider would also aid teachers ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recycled paper. Elaine Pang, Tseung Kwan O Q Is the ESF pay scale proposal fair and necessary? ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay has been very skilful in using selected pay figures to manipulate the media on this issue. Let us instead look at the facts. The average ESF teacher on a new contract- now the majority in my school- earns between $560,000 and $900,000 per year, including ...

  7. mail bag

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The good, the bad and the scary vie for ESF Every year about this time the ESF boasts about the number of applications it has received in response to its annual recruitment campaign. This promises to be a bumper year as the ESF has gone for a slick new look to its print campaign and we all know the power of advertising. What the ESF never says is how many suitable applications ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Is the ESF pay scale proposal fair and necessary? After some silly sniping at teachers' salaries, which are not very high (and salaries and benefits have often been confused), the public is starting to realise that good English language teaching at ESF schools is under serious threat. What kind of teacher will come here with an eroded package being pushed at them ...

  9. Mailbag

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is time to trim the fat off the ESF by eliminating its unnecessary central body In the past few years, I have been trying to figure out the role of the ESF central body. Honestly, ... of highly paid executives, whose functions and contributions to education remain unclear. Perhaps it's time the various ESF schools go independent. Yes, each school will face higher ...

  10. Foundation solid but the fittings shake a bit

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The ESF is teaching record numbers, exam results are better than ever and students find fresh challenges, but teacher Chris Forse fears all this is at risk from misunderstandings THEY SAY ... the ESF leadership executes a tactical retreat and agrees to review its pay proposal. This writer, an ESF teacher for nearly 30 years, has certainly never experienced anything like it. Threats ...




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