Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Monday, May 2, 2011

British Headteachers back strike ballot over changes to their pensions

HEADTEACHERS threw down the gauntlet to the Tory-led coalition by backing a strike vote over pension reforms yesterday.

If industrial action gets the go-ahead, it will be the first time they have ever walked out and the move could shut thousands of schools.

All 350 delegates, bar one abstention, voted for a strike ballot at the National Association of Head Teachers’ conference – a result of 99.7%.