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Teachers’ strikes can hit the Tories hard this autumn

by Nick Grant, NUT national executive committee (pc)
Issue No. 2362

Regional strike last month

Regional strike last month (Pic: Martin Empson)

The two biggest teachers’ unions covering England and Wales, the NUT and NASUWT, have announced national and regional strikes in their campaign to defend pensions, pay and conditions.

Teachers plan to strike in the Midlands, Yorkshire, Eastern regions and half of Wales in the week beginning 30 September. That’s the same time as the Tory party conference.

A strike in the London, South East, South West and Northern regions and the rest of Wales will take place in the week starting 14 October.

The unions plan a national walkout in the week beginning 18 November.

Dates for all the strikes are set to be confirmed on Monday 2 September. Rallies are planned in the run up to the strikes. 

Rallies in London and Nottingham will take place on 14 September and in Cambridge and Exeter on 21 September.

Both unions met on Monday of this week to discuss further action into 2014.

NUT NEC members will then meet on 5 September to hear an update on talks with the NASUWT. 

They will also discuss developments from other unions that could strike in the same period.

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Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:51 BST
Issue No. 2362
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