– Christine Blower, general secretary of the NUT
Teachers are being undermined by a Government whose almost daily criticisms and erosion of working conditions and pay, coming on top of previous attacks on pensions, are unacceptable. This negative approach to the profession has to stop.
The action we are taking at this stage will have a positive benefit on children's education and restore a balance to the working lives of teachers.
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.