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Unions announce autumn strike action

19 March 2013

Teaching unions, the NUT and NASUWT, have announced a series of localised strikes starting in North-West England on 27th June. A “rolling programme” of action will continue into the autumn term and include a one day all-out national strike. The action is in response to government plans to change pensions and bring in performance related pay.

The Department for Education (DfE) expressed disappointment at the announcement, pointing out less than a quarter of teachers voted for the action. Parents’ organisation Parents Outloud have criticised the action stating that teachers should “put up, shut up and get on with it”, given parents are also struggling with cuts in the current climate.

Such reaction is to be expected whenever teachers strike, but they may have a point. With less than 25% of members voting in favour of strike action, it appears the profession does not have the appetite for the strikes and this is simply a tactic aimed at getting the government to reconsider their position.

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