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Teachers set to go on strike
10:36am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
TEACHERS across York, North and East Yorkshire are set to strike next month over pay, pensions and workload.
The strikes, over two days in October, are the latest move in the campaign by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the NASUWTand have been condemned by the Government.
As things stand, NUT and NASUWT members in North Yorkshire and York will strike on October 1. The rest of the schools in the region will be on strike on October 17.
Education Secretary Michael Gove wrote to both unions in March to say he was willing to meet them to discuss their dispute, but also insisted that the “direction of travel” on both their key issues was “fixed”.
Under the Government’s reforms, due to come into effect from this autumn, teachers’ pay will be linked to performance in the classroom – with schools setting salaries rather than following a national framework. Changes have also been made to public sector pensions.
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