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Prepare now for autumn strikes

Issue No. 2306

Teachers are demanding their union sticks to a decision to strike over pensions this month.

Delegates to NUT conference earlier this year called for action in June but the union’s executive recently overturned the decision.

It now says it will launch a united campaign with the NASUWT union in the autumn.

Coventry teacher Chris Denson told Socialist Worker, “We pushed strongly for a national strike in June. We were disappointed that our wishes were not followed despite a clear mandate from our conference and a ballot.

“The announcement of united action with the NASUWT in the autumn gives us a chance to rebuild the momentum which has unfortunately stalled.

“Teachers have a new sense of confidence that the union is prepared to fight. We have to make sure that this happens.”

The NUT and NASUWT are set to begin ballots on autumn strikes later this month.

Several NUT associations have called a conference to discuss the pensions fight—Saturday 16 June, 11am, Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

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