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Next phase of joint action announced

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:

  • continuation of the current action short of strike action instructions;
  • national rallies across England and Wales in April and May;
  • escalation of the national action short of strike action;
  • a rolling programme of national strikes commencing with local authority areas in the North West of England on 27 June; and
  • unless the Secretary of State responds positively to the unions’ demands, a rolling programme of strike action will continue into the Autumn term and will include a one day all-out national strike before the end of the Autumn term.

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.”

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2 comments on “Next phase of joint action announced

  1. gogwit
    March 25, 2013

    Reblogged this on Gogwit's Blog and commented:
    And yes, members in academies may lawfully join the action.
    Just how many teachers do the two associations represent?
    (A. Lots and lots and …, a very large number.)

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