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NASUWT ballot due to increased membership

Union has seen numbers rise during DESC dispute

One of the teaching unions involved in the ongoing pay dispute with the education department says it's to reballot members over industrial action because it's membership has increased.

The NASUWT began balloting its Island members earlier this month.

Local negotiating secretary for the organisation, Geraldine O'Neill, says a recently-announced pay rise doesn't affect the ongoing dispute.

When asked if further industrial action was inevitable, Ms O'Neill says it's up to members: