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Blackburn with Darwen NUT supports teachers in strike
2:19pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
BLACKBURN teachers’ unions have pledged their support to striking teachers.
Blackburn with Darwen NUT said it was behind colleagues taking regional strike action in the Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside.
Simon Jones, Blackburn with Darwen representative for the NUT, blamed the strikes on a lack of communication. He said: “This action is a result of the coalition government’s failure to enter into meaningful talks to resolve the dispute over pay, pensions, job cuts and workload.
“Teachers are deeply concerned about the impact these imposed changes are having on the morale of the teaching profession, the recruitment and retention of teachers and on the provision of quality education for pupils.”
The next NUT regional strike day will be Thursday, October 17, in the North East, Cumbria, London, South East and South West regions.
The NUT and the NASUWT have asked the Government to enter into ‘genuine talks’ to prevent strike action.
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