Teacher Strike: An option members will seriously consider

The National Education Union is demanding an above-inflation pay increase this year. If this is not forthcoming then strike action is once again on the table, warns Daniel Kebede
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I’m going to begin by doing something I wouldn’t normally do, which is to approvingly quote something Rishi Sunak has said.

In his speech launching the unwanted Advanced British Standard in October last year, he said: “Education is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet – it is the best economic policy, the best social policy and the best moral policy.”

I couldn’t agree more. The problem is that ever since, he hasn’t put his money where his mouth is.

By the time of the Autumn Statement on November 22, you would have been forgiven for wondering if it was even the same administration in charge – understandable given the revolving door of prime ministers we have been subjected to.

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