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Teachers on strike for pay [print version]

Teachers in Lambeth, London on picket duty, 1 February. Photo Workers.

On 1 February, teachers in the National Education Union (NEU) joined other public sector workers on strike, the first of six days of national and regional strike action throughout England and Wales.

Over 300,000 NEU members took a stand for education in their claim for an above inflation pay rise. There is widespread anger over pay and school budgets.

The union held over 80 regional demonstrations on the day.

There is strong support among colleagues in other teaching unions for the striking NEU teachers. Many are frustrated that their own unions’ votes for strikes fell short of the government’s 50 per cent ballot participation threshold.

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