The National Executive of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) has voted to strike on 10 May in the battle against government pensions reform.
AWL teachers bulletin for NUT conference 2012, discussing the pensions battle, campaigns on workload and pay, and more.
Activists of the National Union of Teachers and the UCU in London have worked hard to get a good turn-out for the regional one-day strike on 28 March over the Government’s pension changes called by their union leaders after those leaders had overruled member surveys showing big majorities for a national strike.
The teachers' (NUT) and lecturers' (UCU) strike in London on 28 March was strong, with a lively demonstration maybe 10,000 strong. Yet NUT Exec will put a "priority motion" to its 6-10 April conference which commits it only to "reviewing" things and then maybe calling more action.
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As the Easter (6-10 April) conference of the National Union of Teachers approaches, Patrick Murphy draws the lessons from two years of campaigning against the Government's pension changes.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) Executive ignored the views of a huge majority of members (as expressed in an internal survey) and decided not to proceed with a further national strike on pensions on 28 March.
To turn round the public sector pensions campaign now will need not much less than a miracle.
Sally Hunt, the right-wing incumbent, has been re-elected general secretary of the University and College Union.