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Teachers vote for strikes

The National Union of Teachers has passed a resolution calling for fresh walkouts over the Government's changes to public sector pensions. The NUT has released a survey which shows that two in five teachers have low or very low morale.

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NUT general secretary: 'Overwhelming majority reject pension reforms'

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."

– Christine Blower, National Union of Teachers' General secretary

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