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Bolton teachers back pension strike ballot

by Barry Conway, secretary, Bolton NUT
Issue No. 2231

Teachers in Bolton have backed a decision by their national NUT union to ballot for strikes to defend their pensions.

Their motion reads, “This association welcomes and applauds the decision of the NUT national executive committee to ballot for strike action in defence of teachers’ pension rights and in particular for a final salary scheme at age 60, indexed in line with the Retail Price Index.

“This association further applauds the national executive in taking a lead in inviting other trade union leaderships to join in a coordinated programme of strike action to defend pension rights.

“We call upon other trade unions to join us in this campaign, and commit ourselves to a resolute defence of our pension rights for our ourselves and future workers.”

The motion has been sent to the north west regions of the Unison, ATL, NASUWT, and GMB unions, as well as their national offices.

All schools are being urged to follow the same route.


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Tue 7 Dec 2010, 18:03 GMT
Issue No. 2231
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