UK Teaching Unions Threaten Strike
28 May 2012 (PLANSPONSOREurope.com) - UK teaching unions the NUT and the NASUWT have announced an intention to strike in an escalating row over pensions, pay and conditions.
The two unions, which represent more than 85% of the teaching profession in England and Wales, will be writing to Education Secretary Michael Gove to seek urgent discussions about the “enormous” threats to teacher morale and the education system itself.
The unions are calling on Gove to reach agreement with them on these issues before the start of the next academic year.
If an agreement is not reached, the unions warn they plan to move to escalate industrial action, including jointly coordinated strike action and action short of strike action in the autumn.
The joint campaign will involve working jointly on political lobbying, public campaigns, research and negotiation, together with a jointly coordinated programme of industrial action, including action short of strike action and strike action.