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Monday 24th September 2012 | 14:45
The NUT has today written to all relevant employers giving notice of
action short of strike action to begin on Wednesday 3 October. We are
therefore asking members to take action from October 3, not from
Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers,
the largest teachers' union, said:
"While there has been no official court challenge to the notices given
out to employers there has been an indication of a possible challenge to
the wording of the notices. Legal advice suggested that the notices were
in fact sound. However, the NUT has taken the decision that rather than
get embroiled in a pointless legal row, which could potentially detract
from the real issues we would simply reissue the notices.
"The NASUWT and the NUT are campaigning together to defend teachers and
protect education. The united approach of the two unions, representing
nine out of ten teachers, provides an opportunity to put pressure on the
Government to address the continual attacks on the teaching profession.
"The action we are taking at this stage will have a positive benefit on
children's education and restore a balance to the working lives of
teachers. The continual attacks on the teaching profession and the
erosion of working conditions and pay cannot go on."