Teachers set to stage series of strikes this summer
TEACHERS are to stage a series of strikes this summer in a continuing row over pay, pensions and workload, unions have announced.
The two largest teaching unions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and NASUWT, have said the industrial action will start in the summer term.
The unions have already been been taking action short of strike action for many months.
In a joint statement they said they would escalate this with a series of localised strikes starting in June.
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The walkouts will begin with a strike on June 27 in the north-west of England.
Unless the Government responded positively to their demands "a rolling programme of strike action will continue into the autumn term and will include a one day all-out national strike before the end of the autumn term", the statement said.
The two unions represent nine out of ten teachers between them.