More strikes planned as teachers reject pay offer
Education / Mon 3rd Apr 2023 at 10:01am
TEACHERS in England will strike on Thursday 27 April and Tuesday 2 May after members of the UK’s largest education union overwhelmingly rejected a pay offer reports the BBC.
The National Education Union described the offer as “insulting” and has “united the profession in its outrage”.
The results of the NEU ballot found that 98% of NEU members were in favour of turning the deal down.
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Why have teachers' decided to strike? Ask them. No pay rise just robbing the schools to cover any proposals set by this disgusting government. Result: fewer teachers, fewer teaching assistants, fewer general school staff. Losers: all children and students. Does Mr. Halfon support the teachers decision? I suspect not and will say, "Remember that note in the Treasury" and "we have no money". You couldn't make it up unless of course you are the MP for Harlow!
Even without a pay rise which they have rejected teacher's salaries next year will rise to above 31k which will be roughly 3.5k above what nurses start on, question is how are teachers paid more than nurses, doesn't make sense.
The Trades Union Congress has published data showing how the Tories have regularly reduced the value of public sector pay since 2010 through pay freezes and below inflation rises. See https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/2022-worst-year-real-wage-growth-nearly-half-century
Spot on Gary.