ANY EXCUSE FOR YET ANOTHER DAY OFF !
Members of one of the biggest teaching unions in England and Wales have voted for a one-day pay strike on 24 April.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) says its ballot ran three to one in favour of what would be its first national stoppage for 22 years.
Voting was 48,217 (75%) in favour and 15,884 (25%) against on a 32% turnout.
The government says a strike's will only disrupt children's learning. But the union wants the 2.45% pay rise for 2008 lifted at least above inflation.
General secretary Steve Sinnott said: "I call on the government to think again and ensure that salaries at least keep pay in line with inflation and that there is a recognition of the continuing workload pressures on teachers."
Headline inflation was currently 4.1%, he said.
The news say this every year. What this actually means is the few sad teachers who give up there holidays and go to the pointless union conference have voted for it. It now gets sent out to every teacher who is a member of the union. Most who will vote no to the strike and it never happens. So basically, there is not going to be a strike on the 24 April.