– A Department for Education spokesman
We are very disappointed that the NUT has chosen to take industrial action. Only a tiny minority of their members voted in favour but it will damage the profession's reputation.
The NUT are taking industrial action about pay and working conditions before the independent pay review body has made any recommendations.
Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are launching a campaign of action short of a strike, joining those in the NASUWT who are already taking action.