UCAC members instruct their NEC to look into co-ordinated strike action

Tim Lezard

UCAC logoMembers of Welsh teaching union UCAC may join other teaching unions in taking strike action against Michael Gove’s plans to destroy the current teachers’ pay framework.

Delegates to the union’s annual conference instructed the NEC to consider taking industrial action to oppose the changes – either co-ordinated with other unions or unilaterally.

The NASUWT and NUT have been working together for some time. They are today holding rallies across England and Wales.

The Westminster government determines pay for teachers in Wales and England. Pay scales have been in place for teachers in the two countries for many years, and have contributed to securing transparency and equity across the profession.

Michael Gove is in the process of destroying the current system in favour of headteacher-determined pay for every single teacher, on the basis of every teacher’s individual performance.

These changes will start to come into force in September 2013.


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Tim Lezard

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