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NASUWT: Parliament misled over national trade dispute resolution

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, has today written to the Secretary of State challenging the accuracy of an answer given by Lord Nash to a parliamentary question on the NASUWT’s and NUT’s current national industrial action.

Chris Keates said:

“Lord Nash’s statement in the House of Lords misrepresents the position of the NASUWT. The Union has been calling for the last 16 months for the Secretary of State to engage in genuine discussions to resolve this dispute.

“Lord Nash’s description of the Government’s role in the dispute bears no resemblance to reality.

“The NASUWT remains ready to engage in meaningful discussion with the Secretary of State for the benefit of teachers and the education service.”


Notes to editors

A copy of the letter from the NASUWT to the Secretary of State is attached, together with a copy of the original trade dispute letter.

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