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Education secretary's speech workload - a vindication of NASUWT's campaign

Commenting on the speech today by Education Secretary Damian Hinds, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union said:

“The Secretary of State’s speech today provides yet further vindication of the ongoing, 8-year campaign by NASUWT members on workload.

“Regrettably, although acknowledging the problem, the Secretary of State has failed to come forward with any specific measures to reduce workload and working hours of teachers.

“The causes of the workload challenge in schools have been documented extensively.

“Teachers need action on workload, not more talk and hand wringing.

“In the absence of regulatory measures to safeguard teachers from unacceptable and damaging workload pressures, the NASUWT will continue to defend its members against unreasonable workload and unacceptable management practices.

“The NASUWT looks forward to constructive dialogue with the Secretary of State on tackling workload and resolving the Union’s continuing trade dispute.”


Ben Padley
Press and Media Officer
NASUWT, Hillscourt, Rose Hill, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8RS
0121 457 6269/07785 463 119

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