Gruff Hughes, deputy general secretary of teachers' union Ucac, said he himself had given ground
while he was head teacher at 70-pupil Ysgol Llanfair, in rural Denbighshire, when he feared that losing even a few pupils would tip the school 'over the edge'.
However, the union decided to abandon the strike to recognise that the government had given ground
over job security in recent negotiations, reported Reuters.
Neither side appears to have given ground
in the dispute, which revolves around a demand that Land Rover pays pounds 61 million to secure a 12-month delivery of chassis for its Discovery model.
The participating companies were given ground
rules that not only made provision for length, number of dancers, and elaboration of production (only basic scenery was practicable), but also requested that each troupe provide a world premiere choreographed by a national of the appropriate home company.
Paving the way for stocks that have given ground
today is Medtronic (NYSE:MDT).