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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 April 2018

Teachers vote to ballot for strike to win 5% raise

St Helens school strike, Barnsley, 21.3.18, photo A Tice

St Helens school strike, Barnsley, 21.3.18, photo A Tice   (Click to enlarge)

Members of the National Education Union (NEU) have voted to ballot for strike action over pay at their conference in Brighton on 31 March. The NEU is demanding a 5% pay rise. Socialist Party member and NEU executive committee member Jane Nellist said the NEU needs a "coherent and determined campaign that must involve industrial action".

"The government is weak and is refusing to halt the huge haemorrhaging of teachers and they have failed to meet their own targets on recruitment."

Members of the NASUWT teaching union have also voted in favour of rolling industrial action if the government fails to improve teachers' pay.

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