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Suggested Topics Michael Gove today agreed to meet two teaching unions planning to strike over pay and pensions, but warned the Government will not row back on its plans. Education Secretary said the direction of travel on both issues is now fixed.
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) represents 80% of teachers and lecturers. EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said members had to send a "strong message to the Scottish government". The Scottish government said it did not believe strike
4 January 2013 Britain is facing the threat of a spring of widespread industrial unrest at the hands of Labour's biggest donor and the teaching unions, it has emerged. New documents suggest senior figures at Unite, which has given the Opposition more
Education Secretary Michael Gove is considering new anti-strike laws as he moves on to a 'war footing' with the teaching unions Michael Gove is considering new anti-strike laws as he moves onto a war footing' with teaching unions who are expected to
Press Association The NUT's Christine Blower says it is time for the government to 'stop dictating to teachers and address the problems they are creating'. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian Teachers have voted to go on strike over what they say
EIS teaching union may ballot for strike action over new exams Some teachers have expressed concern that schools are not ready for the national 4 and 5 exams Teachers will be asked to consider striking unless new school exams are delayed by a year.
Strike call from Nasuwt teachers' union A teachers' union conference has voted for an escalating campaign of industrial action over "ideologically driven attacks" on state education. The Nasuwt teachers' union, meeting in Birmingham, unanimously
Teaching union ATL backs pension deal ATL members went on strike for the first time in their history in November Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers have voted to back the government's revised pensions deal. Some 91.6% of ATL members
The minor union Leraren in Actie wants to add three strike days to this year's winter holiday break, while the Aob is also planning to take industrial action, according to media reports. At the end of November, parliament voted to expand the number
Teaching union debates McCormac review changes The McCormac review looked at teachers' working conditions Members of the EIS teaching union are attending a special general meeting in Edinburgh to debate proposed changes to their hours and working