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NAHT Cymru speech at Wales TUC Right to Strike Rally

Today, Weds 1st Feb, NAHT Cymru school leader members begin Action Short of Strike in schools.

Speaking at the Wales TUC Right to Strike rally in central Cardiff today, NAHT Cymru Director Laura Doel said:

“Today is the first time in NAHT’s 125 year history that we commence national industrial action in Wales on pay and funding. For too long leaders and teachers have been blighted by continued below inflation pay awards that has seen their pay eroded by over 22% in the last 10 years alone.

"Our members are taking a stand from today to protect education; to restore pay to help combat the recruitment and retention crisis; to address the workload burdens that are crippling the education system and give leaders and teachers the time and the tools they need to be able to concentrate of what is important – educating our children and young people.

“The good, honest, decent, hard-working workers of Wales will not sit back and do nothing while a UK Government continues to strike at the heart of their rights with their anti-trade union legislation. We have a proud history of rising up against oppression and we will do it again.”

First published 01 February 2023