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Head Teachers are to Vote on Strike Action for the First Time

Thursday 22nd September 2011


Members of the National Association of Head Teachers will vote from September 29 on whether to strike for the first time since the union was set up in 1897. The union represents 28,500 headteachers, as well as deputy and assistant heads, in schools across Wales, England and Northern Ireland. Industrial action has been brewing over the changes the government has proposed to public sector pensions although proposals about the reforms are still open to discussion. Members will have from September 29 until noon on November 9 to vote, and then the union has a four-week window to set a date.

Once the result is known the NAHT may call a strike on November 30. A TUC spokesman said: "We are determined to do our best to end this dispute through negotiation. But, despite many hours of talks, we have had little or no movement from ministers on the substantive issues. We hope that the obvious growing anger of staff across the public sector will help persuade the Government that they need to not just talk but start to seek agreement."

For more information visit the National Association of Head Teachers website.


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