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Headteachers deliver overwhelming vote for strikes

Issue No. 2277

Headteachers in the NAHT union have voted overwhelmingly for strikes over pensions. It’s the first vote for strikes in the union’s 114-year history.

Headteachers voted by more than 75 percent for strikes on a 54 percent turnout.

The union’s general secretary, Russell Hobby, said, 'The government has tried to pit private versus public sector in its rhetoric, risking a race to the bottom.

“The proposed cuts are unfair, ill thought-through and purely being used to pay for the mistakes of the financial sector.'

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Wed 9 Nov 2011, 15:17 GMT
Issue No. 2277
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