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Union ballots members for industrial action over pay dispute

NAHT expects impact to the Island's education service by September

A teachers' union has resorted to balloting its members for industrial action over an ongoing pay dispute, mounting pressure on the Island's education department. 

The National Association of Head Teachers has informed the chief executive of the decision in a letter on Friday (5 July).

It follows legal action taken against the department by another teachers' union, the NASUWT.

The national secretary for the NAHT told Manx Radio union members feel 'downtrodden and undervalued', because they have been 'forced' to accept a decade of below inflation pay awards.

According to Robert Kelsall, Manx teachers have suffered cuts more than any other in the British Isles:

Last week, in response to the request for a Court of Inquiry by the NASUWT, Education Minister Graham Cregeen insisted teachers on Island were not worse off than their UK counterparts.

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