DfE's stark warning to teachers over industrial action

The Department of Education has said that teachers participating in NUT/NASUWT work-to-rule action could be in breach of their contracts.

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Teachers participating in the NUT/NASUWT action are likely to be in breach of their contracts.

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Setting out a long list of activities that teachers should refuse to do doesn't empower teachers as professionals.

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We will support any school that takes appropriate sanctions against this irresponsible industrial action.

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Gove's striking teachers warning

The Education Secretary Michael Gove has written to schools to advise headteachers that they could dock the pay of NUT and NASUWT members who decide to take part in "irresponsible" industrial action over pay.