The National Union of Teachers' general secretary Christine Blower has spoken after their annual conference in Torquay, saying that an 'overwhelming majority have clearly rejected the Government's policy for the teachers' pension scheme'. Ms Blower said:
The NUT conference has now agreed a comprehensive strategy and position to make sure that we are able to take action in order to give life to that rejection of the pensions and in order to win something better for our members so that they don't have to work longer, pay more and get less. Determination to continue this campaign is absolute."
Two of the UK's biggest teaching unions have voted for further industrial action, including strikes, over pensions, pay and job losses.
The two main teaching unions are considering more strike action as they hold their conferences this weekend.