NASUWT responds to Management Side letter on industrial action in schools


The NASUWT has responded to a letter issued to teachers and principals on 12 May by Gavin Boyd, Chair of the Management Side of the Teachers’ Negotiating Committee. The letter makes a series of statements on teachers’ pay, pensions, workload and the ongoing industrial action being taken by teachers in schools.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union, said:
“Teachers will not be persuaded or intimidated by the fake news presented in the letter issued today by the employers.

“The letter from Gavin Boyd will simply infuriate teachers who are continuing to endure the painful reality of real terms cuts to pay, job insecurity and excessive workload, including as a result of a punitive inspection system.

“Mr Boyd’s letter to teachers and principals cannot hide the facts of the destructive impact of excessive workload on teachers’ lives or that the value of teachers’ pay has fallen by around 20% since 2010.