Teachers to strike this month
TEACHERS belonging to the NASUWT are to strike on 26 February.
The union has called for the action in response to the long-running dispute over pay.
Chris Keates, NASUWT general secretary, said: 'The NASUWT has been left with no option than to call a day of strike action after negotiations with the States over pay failed to make any progress yesterday.
'The SEB are putting the world-class status of Jersey’s schools at risk by refusing to recognise the undisputable need for a substantial pay increase.
'Teachers’ pay over the last decade has been cut by well over 10% in real terms, this is impacting on teachers’ standard of living and the States’ ability to recruit and retain the best staff.
'Our members are angry about the imposed pay award and angry teachers are being treated differently.
'The NASUWT deeply regrets having to resort to strike action and any resultant disruption which will be caused to pupils and parents; however the SEB’s refusal to work with us to address the issue of pay has left NASUWT members with no option.
'We call on the SEB to reconsider its position as a matter of urgency.'