1. ITV Report

Jersey teachers asked if they are prepared to strike following States new enforced pay plans

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Teachers in Jersey are being asked whether they are prepared to go on strike in response to the States new pay plans.

It follows a decision by the States earlier this month which saw a 2% pay rise imposed on teachers after negotiations with unions broke down.

Members of the National Education Union are now being asked whether they support strike action or ‘working to rule’ in an indicative ballot which could lead to a full vote.

It doesn’t include members of the NASUWT union. Nearly 300 teachers in States schools are taking part.

Andy Woolley, NEU South West Regional Secretary has told ITV News that initial results suggest teachers would vote for a full strike.