Saturday, 9 March 2013

Weds 13th March: ‘Gove Must Go’ March

Weds 13th March: ‘Gove Must Go’ March
Organised by the National Union of Teachers.
Starts 5pm from near London Victoria Station (Cathedral Piazza) to the Department of Education.

Tell Gove he must listen

The NUT Executive on 28 February reaffirmed its commitment to taking further strike action, if necessary, to protect our pensions, pay structure, and working conditions. The NUT is engaged in discussions with the NASUWT about continuing our campaign through joint strike action. More information on these discussions will follow soon.
The NUT remains committed to resolving our dispute. Michael Gove must end the constant attacks on teachers and their damaging consequences for teacher morale. The Government must reconsider its decision to increase the pension age to 68 or even higher and increase pension contributions at a time of a pay freeze. They must also drop proposals to dismantle the current pay structure, impose school based decision-making and impose PRP on all teachers.
Please click here to email your MP to say that Michael Gove’s position is unacceptable and that he needs to listen to teachers and enter into negotiations on these crucial issues.

Government attack on our pay system confirmed The Government is pressing ahead with its plans to tear up the national teacher pay system and with its damaging changes to our pensions. Michael Gove wants to dismantle the national pay structure and introduce performance related pay for all teachers. The new School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document will be published at the start of the summer term and governing bodies will begin to adopt new pay policies.
This is a moment of extreme danger for our profession. The longstanding national pay system is being broken up, taking away teachers’ legitimate pay progression expectations, on top of the attack on our pensions.
Without progress through negotiation, strike action is inevitable. Unions can not stand back when their members are threatened in this way.

acknowledgements to Martin Francis  & NUT

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