Saturday, July 2, 2022

Teachers can go on strike by ballot in three days

A leading education union said it would vote out its members if higher pay packets are not offered within three days. The National Education Union (NEU) told the Observer that it is prepared to vote on its 460,000 members if it does not receive a pay proposal close to inflation by Wednesday 22 June.

NEU Joint Secretary-General Kevin Courtney said a preliminary ballot would be taken to measure the responses, and a second ballot on industrial action in particular is possible. NASUWT leaders have also called for a 12% wage increase for teachers this year, and have said it will vote on members of the industrial action in England, Wales and Scotland if its demands are not met.

A salary award for 2022/23 is due in November. NASUWT said two out of three teachers are questioning whether to change careers because of pay, and that teachers’ salaries have dropped by 20%.

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Dr Patrick Roach, Secretary General of NASUWT, said: “The country is facing an existential emergency for the future of the teaching profession. Teachers are not only grappling with the livelihood crisis the entire nation is grappling with, but the actual 12-year-old The salary cut has reduced the value of his salary by 20%.

“If the government and the wage review body reject the affirmative program of restitution pay awards for teachers, we will ask our members if they are prepared to take national industrial action in response. The government wrongly assumed that Teachers will just stand by as they slash wages and cut our education system to the bone.

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“But this weekend, thousands of teachers, from every corner of the UK, joined together to demonstrate our strength, unity and determination to stand up and fight back. Our message is clear and has now been delivered straight to the government at their doorstep. has gone.

“We will not allow cut in salaries of our members and attack on their pension. If wage hike is not provided, it will be won by our members through industrial action in workplaces. ,

NASUWT was a prominent group at a large rally organized by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on Saturday, with thousands of protesters marching through central London to demand better pay and working conditions.

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