Teaching unions announce Summer strike programme

18 March 2013

The headliness have been dominated by the announcement by the two major NUT and NASUWT actionteaching unions, the NUT and the NASUWT, of a programme of strike action over pay, pensions and workload.

The Independent announced: ‘Teachers to stage most sustained period of strike action in schools for more than two decades’

For union members who have been waiting since December, when performance related pay was announced, these headlines announcing the start of the long awaited strikes will be welcome.

The action is due to start with a regional strike in the North West on June 27th. The details for the following regional strikes have not been finalised. There will also be a series of rallies for teachers, parents, governors and education campaigners.

The date for the first national strike is ‘the Autumn term’.

Members of the NUT will go to conference over the Easter weekend and will hear from Mark Serwotka, of the PCS. There will be a debate over the strike strategy and many will argue for coordinated action with the PCS and other unions.

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