Schools hit by industrial action

Schools will be hit by escalated industrial action by teachers from today in a row over jobs, pay, pensions and workload amid "deep concerns" among staff over their profession.

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Michael Gove 'fails to genuinely engage' says teaching union boss

The NASUWT teaching union has been involved in action since last December, but has decided to escalate its campaign in the form of a strike today.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of NASUWT, said:

The escalation of the NASUWT industrial action is entirely the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove.

This action has been specifically designed to be pupil, parent and public friendly. We are endeavouring to ensure that is still the case with our escalated action.

The Secretary of State continues to fail genuinely to engage with the NASUWT and continues with his reckless disregard of the deep concerns of the teaching profession. This is a betrayal of not only the workforce but of every child and young person.

– Chris Keates, General Secretary of NASUWT

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