Public Sector Workers Pay the Price for Serving their Communities…

The first of what I hope will be many commentators on our crumbling society by former colleague LAURA BURDON-MANLEY. 

Utterly defeated and betrayed by greedy London landlords. Helping a single mother who has dedictaed 30 years of her life as a public sector teacher find a 2 bedroom apartment in London. I have been shown the scummiest apartments inbetween nowhere land and stop you’ll probably be robbed street that will cost the majority of her monthly wage. Let’s do it, I said to the Greedy Landlord’s agent (because the majority of them are faceless), I’m sure she’ll have no problem cancelling Christmas, holidays, going out even one day a week to seek solace away from her 5am to 8pm job to have a meal with friends, all exercise/ gym classes that would prevent her from collapsing from terrible posture caused by the stress of the ludicrous hours and mountains of bureaucracy that teachers are expected to complete on a weekly basis; all to keep you Greedy Landlord not having to send your own children to the comprehensive schools that people like her teach, therefore widening the conscientious gap between the two of you further. However I don’t blame you Greedy Landlord, since the government not only allows this to happen but actively encourages it by continuing to sell off previously government owned affordable houses, leaving dedicated and driven public sector workers without a home and Greedy Landlords unaware of the effects of an uncontrolled unsustainable rental market.



About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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