It made headlines across the national press and beyond. This is the moment Gateshead supply teacher Tony Dowling told the NUT conference that teachers could learn from resistance in Egypt.
Mr Dowling told North East Tonight another national day of action may change the Government's mind.
The NUT Executive member for Tyne & Wear, Ian Grayson, says that the NUT will try avoid striking during the exam season.
The union is looking at either striking by the end of June, or more likely, in the autumn term with other unions.
North East union representatives are returning to the region after voting in favour of balloting on a school strike, if the Government moves ahead with its regional pay plans.
Gateshead teacher Tony Dowling told North East Tonight that he thought 'mass resistance on the streets' was a good option.