The National Union of Teachers has announced it will ballot members on strike action over the proposed national strike action by other public sector workers.
The NUT has come to the conclusion that they will oppose any strike action that occurs outside of term time. A press spokesperson for the NUT has said that " Although we agree with the reasons for other unions calling for a national strike, we do not feel that our members should have to march and protest during the half term". As there have been calls for strike action over a prolonged period, there will also be the possibility that strike action may also happen during Christmas and Easter holidays.
When we asked the NUT about their proposed action against the strikes they told us that "although no dates for our strike action have been proposed, we have made it clear to our members that we shall avoid half-terms, Christmas holidays, Easter holidays, the 6 week summer period, any prebooked school trips abroad and any teacher training days. This has left us with a 2week window at the end of January"
The Police have told us that any march or protest by teachers shall be policed in line with current guidelines and any teachers causing trouble will be detained