Teachers strike, 10,000 march in London

Submitted by AWL on 26 March, 2014 - 8:19

Members of the National Union of Teachers struck across the country on 26 March against government policies, and 10,000 marched in London despite cold, rain, and hail.

Reports from individual schools varied, but some had had good picket lines and a good turnout.

The dominant slogans on the London march were along the lines of "Gove out!"

Unfortunately the union leadership proposes nothing definite as a schedule of escalating action which could really push the government back. That debate must be had out at the union's annual conference at Easter.

A strike meeting in Northampton resolved almost unanimously:

"This strike meeting believes that the NUT needs to step up the campaign, including:

1) Developing demands on the core issues of national pay, pension age, and excessive workload.

2) Mobilising members for an escalating calendar of industrial action which aims to win the dispute, or at least force significant concessions."

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