like most teachers I pay a lot of money to a teacher Union every year. However, are they any good? Teaching has become harder and harder every year. Why are they not putting pressure on the government to improve pay and workload conditions? I recently spoke to an employment solicitor, someone who actually earns their wages, he says what schools expect of teachers is illegal and extremely unhealthy. I like most teachers love my school, my pupils and even my head teacher, but we cannot keep working 60-70 hours per week and expect to live a happy healthy lives. Do the unions need to do more to help teachers? How about ask the government to pay teachers for all the overtime we work? Or stick to the European working directive of 48 hours per week?