Michael Gove must meet us, say unions

MEETING Michael Gove MP
MEETING Michael Gove MP
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A TEACHING union representative has urged the education secretary to meet to discuss changes to the system.

Unions accused Michael Gove of ‘game-playing’ after they failed to agree a basis for talks in their dispute over pay, pensions and workload.

Last month the NUT and the NASUWT announced that a planned one-day strike before Christmas had been suspended.

But Sion Reynolds, secretary of the Portsmouth NASUWT, said: ‘Our young people need Mr Gove to stop using their education as a political football.

‘It is high time that the Secretary of State sits down with the two unions that represent 90 per cent of teachers, that have suspended strike action in goodwill and faith, and genuinely seek to resolve our grave concerns about the future of education.’