I don't think the government should contribute to private school teachers pensions. They have a far easier job than state school teachers and to switch back and forth is for the individuals development not the children in their care.
However, only 37% of this union voted and not everyone voted yes so I doubt many will strike, especially in the independent sector.
I am not sure how this is relevant. The contribution that would have been paid by the state is paid by the private school and therefore is not costly to the tax payer.
Are you suggesting that a teacher is only entitled to a pension if they have a dreadful job? What about those fortunate enough to work in lovely state schools? Or is it just private school teachers who should have no entitlement?
I wasn't aware that the children in the care of the teachers were relevant to the teacher's right to retire on more than nothing.