TEACHERS have voted overwhelmingly to strike over the Tories plans over pay and conditions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) confirmed yesterday.
Members of the NUT will walk out on July 5 after voting by more than 9-1 in favour of industrial action.
The union said its demands were to increase funding in schools and education, guarantee terms and conditions in all types of schools and to resume negotiations on teacher contracts to allow workloads to be addressed.
NUT acting general secretary Kevin Courtney said: “The NUT is not taking action lightly.
“In light of the huge funding cuts to schools, worsening terms and conditions and unmanageable and exhausting workloads, teachers cannot be expected to go on without significant change.
“The effects on children’s education are also real and damaging.”
Around 210,000 ballot papers were issued. Turnout was 24.5 per cent. Over 90 per cent voted for strike action.