In January, NAHT NI members completed an indicative ballot and voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action.
NAHT(NI) continues to seek a resolution with the employing bodies. If, however, we are unable to make progress in these areas, NAHT will move forward with a formal ballot on industrial action at the end of August.
The four areas of dispute are:
- Unreasonable workload being placed on school leaders and the need for the removal of unjustified and inappropriate pressure until this is addressed in terms of a settlement.
- The need for a school leaders' and teachers' consultative body with clear Terms of Reference jointly agreed by employers and school leaders to consider workload, the inspection process, budget and support for schools.
- A ‘fit for purpose’ evaluation of the EA’s Children and Young People’s Service to schools including the school support service to be carried out immediately.
- The need for an independent complaints procedure weighing up evidence from ETI and schools.
NAHT (NI) member meeting: 13 June 2019
We need a clear mandate from our members to make this campaign a success. Therefore, NAHT (NI) encourages members to attend an engagement meeting on Thursday, 13 June 2019 at Dunadry Hotel, Templepatrick 2 pm- 4 pm (tea/coffee & registration from 1.30 pm).
At this engagement meetings, we will provide members with an update on how NAHT (NI) has been progressing the issues raised by members garnered both from engagement sessions in October and independently. We will also outline how NAHT (NI) can move forward in light of the current situation.
We would request that members advise their chair of governors of their attendance or request permission from your principal.
We hope you will encourage colleagues to join us and be part of our campaign for change.
Please confirm your attendance via email here.
If you're not already a member of NAHT and would like to make your voice heard, you can find out more on joining here.
First published 11 June 2019