NUT: United first day of action – November 30

United first day of action – November 30

The NUT supports the call for a first day of industrial action on 30th November 2011. This follows a decision at the TUC for co-ordinated strike action against the cuts being proposed to public sector pensions.

Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said;

“The Government has time and again refused to listen to the growing anger about proposed changes to public sector pensions. Despite there being no evidence to suggest that our pensions are unaffordable, the Government persists in stating that cuts need to be made.

“This is an unacceptable and shameful way of conducting negotiations. The NUT will be giving its full support to this TUC-led day of action on November 30. The Government has given us, and the other unions taking part, no other option.”

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