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Teachers threaten action over below inflation pay offer

by Sally Kincaid, NUT Wakefield & District divisional secretary (personal capacity)
Issue No. 2073

Steve Sinnott, the general secretary of the NUT teachers’ union, last week told local divisional secretaries that if a pay offer of 2 percent was not improved union members of the NUT would be balloted for action early in the new year.

He told the local officers that they should start to campaign for fair pay for teachers now.

Reports were given that where teachers had taken pay petitions around schools they had a very good response from members of all the teachers’ unions.

Campaign resources are going to be sent into schools which NUT activists can use to campaign for the biggest possible yes vote.

The campaign gives us an opportunity to link up with support staff in schools. They are members of the Unison union who could also be taking action over pay this term.

The union is also holding elections for vice president positions, beginning on 31 October along with the national officers votes. Socialist Worker readers should build the vote for Socialist Teachers Alliance candidate Roger King over the coming weeks.

Materials can be downloaded from www.socialist-teacher.org Other left candidates to support are Gill Goodswen, also for vice president, and Alyson Palmer as examiner of accounts.


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Tue 16 Oct 2007, 18:12 BST
Issue No. 2073
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