UK government and education unions to begin intensive talks to resolve strikes

By Online Desk |  11 months ago | international

The UK government and Education unions have agreed to begin intensive talks over teachers’ pay and working conditions.

The talks will begin on Friday and continue over the weekend.

Teachers in state-funded schools staged walkouts this week. They are demanding higher pay and a reduction in workload.

The National Education Union says that it would hold off calling any fresh strikes for 2 weeks to create a “period of calm”.

Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has been under growing pressure to quell the worst wave of British worker unrest since the 1980s, with strikes over pay affecting almost every aspect of daily life as inflation runs at more than 10%.

On Wednesday evening, Member of Parliament for South West Surrey, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt outlined 11 key areas which he spoke about in the Spring budget which he would focus on. An announcement that was well received is the new childcare package which will support eligible working parents, affording working parents 30 hours free childcare per week for children 9 months and older.