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Teaching union to ballot for strike action

NASUWT has written to government

A teaching union has written to the Manx government over plans to ballot its members for strike action later this month.

Government says it received the letter from the NASUWT on Friday.
In its letter, the Union suggests it will ballot 478 members from 21 July, regarding strike action and action short of strike, due to a dispute over pay, pensions and workload.
The Union said it will ballot members, who work in schools and University College Isle of Man about discontinuous strike action during August 2020 to February 2021 and continuous action short of strike (work to rule) within the same dates.
The dispute has been ongoing for 18 months and negotiations ended on 17 March with the latest pay offer being rejected by all four teacher unions.

Further meetings were paused during the state of emergency on the Island due to the global pandemic.
Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson says he is "disappointed that NASUWT have decided to propose strike action."

We'll have more on this as we get it.

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