CPS Response to NASUWT Strike Ballot

Mark Lehain, Head of Education at the Center for Policy Studies said:

‘This news will bring huge relief to pupils and their families. A strike would have achieved little but cause huge disruption for children and the country as a whole.

‘The result shows how divisive the issue is among teachers too, with fewer than 40% of NASUWT members voting for a strike, even after all the encouragement by the union leadership.

‘Hopefully the other union ballots due over the coming days will go the same way, so pupils can keep learning uninterrupted and teachers can stay focused on what they do best – transforming kids’ lives.’

Notes to Editors

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  • The Centre for Policy Studies is one of the oldest and most influential think tanks in Westminster. With a focus on taxation, economic growth, business, welfare, housing and green growth, its goal is to develop policies that widen enterprise, ownership and opportunity.

Date Added: Thursday 12th January 2023