The ballot conducted by the National Union of Teachers for a joint campaign of industrial action with the other main teachers' union, NASUWT, has returned an 83% majority for strikes, and 93% for non-strike action, on a turnout of 27%.
Non-strike action will start 26 September. No dates have yet been set for strikes.
NUT highlights three points of the non-strike action:
- refusal to hand in short term planning (even Michael Gove says this is not necessary and many outstanding schools require no such handing in)
- refusal to attend more than one management directed meeting per week.
- refusal to cooperate with more than 3 observations per performance management cycle.
It notes "Other unions have advised their members of the usual convention that their members should not undertake work normally undertaken by those who are taking action".
The action is about a range of issues, from workload and appraisal through to pay and pensions.