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Teacher strikes: Talks continue today

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NEGOTIATIONS to try to end the ongoing teacher strikes are due to resume today.

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Representatives from the States Employment Board and the National Education Union are due to meet over the long-running pay dispute which has already forced several days of school closures.

NEU members are due to strike again on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The next wave of strikes will involve over 350 of its members employed in state funded schools.

And the union has called on Chief Minister John Le Fondré, who chairs the SEB, to take part in the negotiations.

Ian Stevenson, NEU regional secretary, said: 'The States Education Board says there is no money to pay teachers. This is simply not true given a government which has around £850 million in its reserves. Teachers want to a fair increase in pay. It is clearly within the capacity of this government to meet that expectation and bring an end to the teachers’ pay dispute.'

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