The TES is reporting that teachers will ballot for a national campaign of strike action if the government does not listen to their proposals for a “new start” for teachers’ pay.
Delegates at the NUT teaching union’s annual conference in Brighton agreed that the government’s treatment of teachers’ pay had “enormously damaged” the morale of teaching and intensified the recruitment and retention crisis.
They a backed motion noting that some schools are holding “increasing numbers back at salaries well below those that all teachers could previously expect to achieve”.
Academy chains, schools and local authorities who produce “unreasonable and unfair” pay policies are now to be named and shamed by the NUT.
The union is calling on the government to:
- End the current pay freeze
- Restore mandatory pay scales
- End to performance-related pay
- Restore national pay bargaining
- To introduce a combination of a living wage and affordable housing allowing teachers to live in London…
So we now have strikes threatened over both pay and policy – how do you see this playing out?
And what do you make of the specific points made here?
Please let us know in the comments or via Twitter…
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