NASUWT members vote in favour of pay change strike action
Members of teachers union NASUWT have voted in favour of strike action over proposed pay changes.
Members of the teachers' union NASUWT have voted in favour of
industrial action over proposals to alter their pay and conditions
The Herald reports that in a move which could prompt strike
negotiations, almost 75 per cent of voters were prepared to take
action on the issue and 93 per cent rejected the proposed
It quoted general secretary of NASUWT Chris Keates, who claimed
the results are indicative of the "deep sense of anger" felt by
teachers in regard to the government's plans.
"The employers' proposals force all teachers to take a pay cut
and leave supply teachers, important members of the school
workforce, open to exploitation by changing their rates of pay,"
Ms Keates went on to state that the proposals would harm the
teacher induction process in Scotland, which he claimed is viewed
as the gold standard by other countries.
Members of the University and College Union commenced industrial
action last week, following the failure of strike negotiations over
alterations to working conditions and pay were unsuccessful.