NUT demands shorter working week

The
UK’s largest teaching union is demanding a 35-hour working week in England and
Wales.

At
the National Union of Teachers annual conference in Bournemouth, members
decided to consider strikes if demands are not met.

Education
Secretary Estelle Morris has denounced the plan for a 35-hour week for teachers
in England and Wales – a limit is already in place in Scotland, but unions may
still go ahead.

Already,
the Association of Teachers and Lecturers voted in favour of a shorter working
week and the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers is
expected to do the same later this week.

The
unions have been trying to get workloads reduced for more than a year.

By Quentin Reade

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