Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Teachers threaten strike over cuts

Teachers threaten strike action over public sector pay cuts

Teachers have threatened strike action over public sector spending cuts, saying a "decent society" is built on protecting the young, the old and the poor.

A resolution passed by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) at its annual conference in Liverpool called for a joint campaign with the TUC and public sector unions, including strikes if necessary, to oppose cuts to services, threats to pensions and pay freezes.

Jerry Glazier, of the NUT's executive told the conference: "In this time of recession, the need to protect education funding and the public services should be obvious to all political parties.

"The whole fabric of a decent society is built on protecting the young, the old, the vulnerable and those in poverty."

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