The NUT teachers’ union has agreed to push for a coordinated, national public sector strike in March. The union’s national executive committee unanimously backed the plan today, Thursday.
It passed a resolution committing the general secretary and deputy general secretary to “press the case with the other unions for a joint further day of action in March before the contributions increase as part of an ongoing campaign involving further action”.
The union will hold a special executive meeting on 9 February to discuss the outcome of talks with other unions.
The NUT is the second union to back a coordinated strike in March. The lecturers’ UCU union last week passed a motion backing a strike on 1 March and calling on other unions to coordinate action.
The NUT’s decision came after more than 80 school union branches and associations passed motions calling on their union leaders to call further action.
NUT executive member Nick Grant told Socialist Worker, “NUT members should continue to meet as school groups and branches to agree action motions.
“We need to give our general secretary even more evidence of our willingness to fight despite government and opposition politicians telling us to shut up!”
Talks among those union leaders who have rejected the government’s latest pensions offer are continuing.
NUT members should send copies of resolutions passed to firstname.lastname@example.org