Strike is on: July 10 walk-out will go ahead after NUT criticises DfE talks

Strike action by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) is to go ahead on Thursday, July 10, it has been confirmed.

The NUT has said it will strike alongside other public sector unions GMB, Unite and UNISON, which are planning to call upon members working in local government and education to take strike action on the same day.

The decision comes as regular meetings are continuing between the main education unions and the Department for Education (DfE).

However, the strike was given the green light at a meeting of the NUT National Executive last week. 

Speaking afterwards, general secretary Christine Blower criticised the on-going talks for continuing to focus only on policy implementation – and not the policies themselves.

Ms Blower said: “The government is still failing to make progress on our trade dispute over teachers’ pay, pensions and workload. 

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