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News - 25 October 2013

Teachers suspend planned strike

Two of the largest teaching unions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT), are suspending their planned one-day walkout before Christmas.

But they say a strike will be held by 13 February next year if the talks do not lead to progress in their dispute over pay, pensions and conditions.

In a statement, the unions announced Education Secretary Michael Gove had said he was "willing to discuss a basis for genuine talks".

Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT, said: "The public demonstration of the anger and frustration of teachers and the commitment of members to the action have secured the prospect of talks with the secretary of state.

Christine Blower, general secretary of the NUT, said: "The successful regional strikes already undertaken show the strength of teachers' anger and concerns about the changes being made to their profession.

Lavinia Newman, founder of ABDS and an active school governor comments:
“Teachers are objecting to proposals by Mr Gove to bring in performance-related pay, make changes to their pensions and other changes which they say will increase their workloads. In a series of walkouts which has caused disruption across the entire country, the most recent of which was 17 October, and involved 3,500 schools in London, Cumbria, the South East, North East and South West.

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