From 16 September, NAHT(NI) members will be asked to indicate their support for industrial action. The ballot will be open for a two-week period, closing on 30 September 2019.
NAHT(NI) president Geri Cameron said: “It is time for action. Today, members will be sent ballot papers to their home address and they must indicate if they are willing to participate in strike action and action short of strike.
“I would encourage every member to complete the ballot and return it as soon as possible before the deadline.
“Any action taken by NAHT(NI) members will be directed towards the employers who have failed to end the dispute which focuses on workload, the inspection process, consultation and support for schools. We will work towards minimising any impact upon learners and their families.
“NAHT(NI) remains open to further negotiations with the employers to find a resolution that will positively impact on the work-life of school leaders."
First published 13 September 2019