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Unions and good teaching

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 26 October 2013

A deal struck between management and workers means the Grangemouth petrochemical plant in Scotland will remain open. With none of the union demands met, the site owners describe what has happened as "a victory for common sense". So does what's happened at Grangemouth mark the beginning of the end for the trade unions?

With free schools and academies able to hire teachers with no formal training, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that the rules should be changed so that all schools should employ qualified teachers. But should a good teacher be trained?

The phone number is 03700 100 444. E-mail anyanswers@bbc.co.uk, tweet using the hashtag BBCAQ, text 84844.

The presenter is Anita Anand. The producer is Alex Lewis.

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