Teachers rejected calls yesterday to oppose Britain’s exit from the European Union.
A motion at ATL’s annual conference called on the union to commission research on Brexit “to campaign against any possible consequences that are deemed to be detrimental to our members and their students.”
Birmingham delegate Rosanna Rackley said workers’ rights would be at risk, and called on teachers to campaign to stay in the EU.
“I believe there is no such thing as a good Brexit,” she said.
But former ATL president Hank Roberts said the EU had failed to protect rights and called on the labour movement to up its game after the exit.
Delegates voted down the motion by 59 per cent to 41 per cent.