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Teachers announce one-day strike this autumn

TEACHERS IN England and Wales will go on strike later this year over a dispute over pay.

Members from NASUWT and the National Union of Teachers say there will be a one-day national strike in the autumn term.

The unions are in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay, conditions and pension. The government are said to be disappointed by the decision as it disrupts children’s education.

Last year, a one-day strike was staged at the end of June in north west of England, which affected 2,700 schools.

A second phase of rolling national strike action will begin in the last week of September and a "third phase" of this in the week beginning 14 October this year.

Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT, said: “The relentless attack on the teaching profession is damaging the morale of teachers and undermining the education of pupils”

"The Secretary of State has the opportunity to avoid further national strike action by demonstrating that he is willing to engage seriously on the issues that we have put to him.

The last national one-day strike by teachers was in November 2011 when union members joined other public sector workers in a walk-out.

Members of the unions are also currently involved in "action short of strike action" - a work-to-rule - in schools."

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