Why London teachers are striking on 17th October

Members of the NUT and NASUWT teaching unions are in dispute with the Government.  The failure of the Government to enter into meaningful talks has led to a strike being called.  This strike action started in June with a strike in the North-West, another third of the country took strike action on the first week in October and the remaining districts, including London and the South East, will be on strike on Thursday 17th October.

The disputes cover:

  • Excessive workload and bureaucracy
  • Cuts and other changes to teachers’ pay
  • Adverse changes to our pensions;
  • Job cuts;
  • The lack of school places
  • The privatisation of schools

Teachers are deeply concerned about the impacts these imposed changes are having on the teaching profession, the recruitment and retention of teachers and on the provision of quality education for pupils. 

Michael Gove has already asked the School Teachers Review Body to collect evidence for next year on Teachers’ directed time.  He says ‘that the limits on teachers’ working time, limits the scope they have to demonstrate their professionalism’.

If there is no progress in this dispute then a national one-day strike is scheduled for November.

We would welcome support for our dispute by joining our march below or contact Camden NUT (www.camdennut.com/ ) if you would like more information.



17th October Assemble 10:30am

Malet Street, London WC1E 7HZ

(Off Gower Street)

Rally for Education:

12:15pm Emmanuel Centre,
Marsham Street, London  SW1P 3DW
Gerald Clark
Assistant Secretary – Camden NUT

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