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Thurrock teachers could be set to strike over "funding crisis" facing schools

THURROCK teachers could be set to strike if the next government does not address the funding “crisis” facing schools.

At the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference over Easter, the union’s leadership calls on the political parties to “restore education funding to the necessary levels”.

They also criticised current spending plans by the Conservatives, which it says amount to “real terms cuts of 10 per cent or more in school budgets”.

Schools will also face pressure from increases in their pensions and National Insurance contributions, both due to come into effect during 2015-16, it added.

At a press conference in Harrogate this afternoon, deputy general secretary Kevin Courtney said he expected the cuts would lead to job losses in schools around the country.


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