Now TEACHERS threaten to strike as UK still recovering from yesterday's industrial action

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Now TEACHERS threaten to strike as UK still recovering from yesterday's industrial action

The National Education Union (NEU) said the strike action will go ahead unless the Government responds to its concerns in the next few months. The

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The National Education Union (NEU) said the strike action will go ahead unless the Government responds to its concerns in the next few months. The biggest teachers’ union will consult its members in the autumn, “strongly encouraging them” to back industrial action if its dispute with the Government is not resolved. The NEU, which represents more than 460,000 members, including teachers, lecturers, support staff, and school leaders, said pay cuts and high workload were hitting teacher recruitment and retention, causing “real damage” to education.

It lashed out at the Government’s evidence to the Review Body proposing a three percent pay increase for most teachers in England.

But the union warned this would mean “huge” pay cut on the basis of Wednesday’s inflation figures of 9.1 percent on the CPI measure and 11.7 percent for RPI.

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