Teachers’ strikes will result in the closure of the majority of English and Welsh schools.
T he National Education Union (NEU) has unanimously voted in favour of strike action, which will result in the closure or partial closure of the majority of schools in England and Wales.
The results are in. | CREDIT: TWITTER/NEU
This action will commence on 1 February, in accordance with the TUC’s national “protect the right to strike” day of action, and will be followed by a series of regional strikes later in the month.
In a statement, the NEU made it clear that this strike action is necessary to protect the rights of teachers and school support staff:
“Members of the National Education Union (NEU) have voted to strike, joining nurses, ambulance workers and other working people who are taking a stand over pay and services.
“We do not want to go on strike – we want to be in the classroom, teaching and supporting our amazing children and young people.
“But there is a crisis of recruitment and retention within the school system, a decade of falling pay is a key reason for this and this needs to be addressed by the Government.”
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▫ PMP News reporting.
▪ Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 16 January 2023.
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