The next National Education Union strike action is currently planned for February 28 across the North of England. Kevin Courtney calls on the education secretary to ‘own’ the situation and find a solution to the dispute
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One of the benefits of SecEd coming to you online rather than in print, is that this article can strive to be topical and relevant. But I'm hoping that on this occasion, in the three days between writing and publishing, positive change will have been made.

As you know, the National Education Union (NEU) is in the middle of an important campaign fighting for a fully funded, above inflation pay rise.

Our members have broken through the high threshold for ballots, bravely taken strike action, and their numbers have swelled by 47,000 since the result of our ballot was announced.

This is testament to the strength of feeling throughout the profession that enough is enough.

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