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Progress needed to avoid strike, says NASUWT

Unions currently taking industrial action short of a strike

Unions need to see "significant progress" on a pay deal to avoid a teachers strike.

That's the message from the NASUWT, which joins the NAHT and ASCL in taking industrial action short of a walkout when schools return from their half-term break on Monday.

It means members will still be teaching lessons, but skipping activities such as attending meetings and overseeing after-school clubs.

Local negotiating secretary Geraldine O'Neill insists teachers are keen to avoid a strike:

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