News and Support from The NASUWT
The two largest teacher unions, NUT and NASUWT, representing 9 out of 10 teachers, are today announcing the next phase of their jointly coordinated campaign to Protect Teachers and Defend Education.
Following the refusal of the Secretary of State to genuinely engage with the NASUWT and NUT to seek to resolve our trade disputes with him, plans are in place for the next stage of industrial action which will include:
Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:
“The time has come for the Secretary of State to listen to the concerns of teachers and school leaders.
“He has recklessly pursued a relentless attack on the profession and teachers’ patience has been exhausted.
“The Secretary of State still has time to avoid widespread disruption in schools by responding positively and quickly to the reasonable demands we are making.”
Christine Blower, General Secretary of the NUT, said: “We have already rejected the new pension arrangements and the proposed deregulation of teachers’ pay.
“The attacks on pay and pensions in combination with increasing workload is making teaching an unsustainable option for many.
“The resolution to all the aspects of our dispute with the Secretary of State is in his hands. He can respond positively engage with us to seek a way forward.
“If there is no positive response to our reasonable demands, the joint strike action we are announcing today is inevitable.”