Teachers in the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are preparing for a ballot for strike action over their below-inflation pay offer. The ballot is due to start on 28 February.
Across the country teachers are organising for a yes vote in the ballot.
Martin Lynch, joint secretary of Dudley NUT, told Socialist Worker, “People are so angry about the constant pressure and monitoring as well as the pay cut. We’re organising meetings across Dudley to discuss the ballot and will have a West Midlands pay rally jointly with the UCU union on 26 February.”
Wakefield and District NUT is holding a series of special pay meetings across the district. It has written to every union member in primary schools to invite them to the meetings as well.
“We wanted teachers at smaller schools not to feel isolated but feel part of this bigger fight,” said Sally Kincaid, divisional secretary of Wakefield NUT.
A joint NUT-UCU regional pay rally is also planned for West Yorkshire.