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Headteachers deliver overwhelming vote for strikes

Published Wed 9 Nov 2011
Issue No. 2277

Headteachers in the NAHT union have voted overwhelmingly for strikes over pensions. It’s the first vote for strikes in the union’s 114-year history.

Headteachers voted by more than 75 percent for strikes on a 54 percent turnout.

The union’s general secretary, Russell Hobby, said, 'The government has tried to pit private versus public sector in its rhetoric, risking a race to the bottom.

“The proposed cuts are unfair, ill thought-through and purely being used to pay for the mistakes of the financial sector.'


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Wed 9 Nov 2011, 15:17 GMT
Issue No. 2277
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