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Nasuwt staff vote for further industrial action

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17 Apr 2019
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GMB, the union for NASUWT staff , has secured overwhelming backing in an unprecedented industrial action re-ballot of members working at the teaching union.

By refusing GMB’s request to extend the life of the first ballot NASUWT bosses sought to break GMB’s legitimate industrial action by relying on the Tories’ notorious Trade Union Act 2016.

GMB members working for NASUWT are committed trade unionists, they care deeply about the teachers they represent and are passionate about the education service.

Dominic Hinks, GMB Organiser:

NASUWT chiefs have also threatened staff with punitive 1/260th strike day deductions whilst demanding a fairer 1/365th rate for striking teachers.  

In spite of this, GMB members working for the teacher’s union have voted decisively for a second time in an official statutory ballot for further industrial action over pay and pensions.

Strike action is now set to continue into the 2019/20 academic year should the employer not come back to the table with a satisfactory offer to settle the dispute. 

Dominic Hinks, GMB Organiser, said:

“GMB members working for NASUWT are committed trade unionists, they care deeply about the teachers they represent and are passionate about the education service.

“The last thing our GMB members want to be doing is taking industrial action against a sister union.

“The employer’s botched attempt to derail our legitimate dispute by threats to our members over strike deductions and by using anti-union laws has totally backfired.

“NASUWT bosses should’ve long ago settled this dispute with us but now must explain to NASUWT activists and members why damaging strike action may stretch into the key month of September.”

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