Possible teacher strike action over shorter summer holidays

The prospect of more strike action from teachers in Nottingham schools is possible after the National Union of Teachers (NUT) rejected the Council's proposals to change school holidays.

The changes would mean that term dates would alter, making the summer holiday shorter.

Something over 73% of teachers are opposed to and 70% are willing to take strike action over.

The Council are due to meet tomorrow to make the final decision to decide whether they will make the changes.

“The NUT will now continue to campaign against changes to the terms dates and holiday patterns. This may include the continuance of the strike action which was suspended during the summer term.”

“The NUT calls on the Council not to implement the proposed changes and to get back into meaningful negotiations to try and achieve an agreed resolution to the dispute.”

– Ian Stevenson, NUT Regional Secretary