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Industrial action won't impact students, assures DESC political member

Primary school heads and deputies in dispute with department

Students returning to school today won't be affected by industrial action being staged by members of the NAHT on the Island.

That's the view of Lawrie Hooper, political member for the Department of Education, Sport and Culture.

Primary school head teachers and deputy heads here voted for industrial action short of striking, in a dispute over pay rewards.

But speaking on Mandate this morning, Mr Hooper said this wouldn't impact on pupils' education as they return for the start of the new academic year:

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