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Head teachers have voted to take part in the 30 November strike over pensions.It will be the first strike in the 114-year history of the National Association of Head Teachers

In a 54% turnout 76% of those taking pat supported the strike.Yesterday members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) in Scotland and Northern Ireland have voted to support the dispute.In Scotland there was a 71% vote to strike on a 23% turnout.

In Northern Ireland ATL members who are in the Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme covering the six counties voted 69% for a strike on a 43% turnout.ATL members in the Northern Ireland Local Government Pension Scheme voted 68% for a strike on a 31% turnout.

There was also a ballot of ATL members who are non-academic and support staff at schools and colleges in England and Wales. There was a 72% vote to strike on a 26% turnout.The 30 June strike by teachers in England and Wales was the first in the ATL’s 127-year history.

The other organisations taking part in June were PCS, the National Union of Teachers and the University and College Union.


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Written by Scott Buckler   
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 15:26
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 November 2011 15:27

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