7 September 2012Members of the NUT teachers’ union have voted for strike action over pay and working conditions.
The ballot result, announced today, showed 82.5% in favour of strikes and 91.6% in favour of action short of a strike.
The result means the NUT will stage strikes alongside the NASUWT teaching union – both unions now have ‘live’ ballot results for strikes over pay, pensions and conditions. The two unions together represent 85% of all teachers in England and Wales.
It is also an important step forward towards a ‘hot autumn’ of strikes against austerity.
The PCS civil service union has already announced it will build for coordinated national strike action with other unions in the autumn.
And the UCU lecturers’ union conference also voted for its executive to support coordinated national strike action.
The NUT said it would announce details of the next steps in its campaign on Monday 10 September.