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Teacher’s Strike

Asked what the Prime Minister’s message was to teachers threatening further strike action, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s message was that which he delivered this morning and the message that Ed Balls had been delivering this morning, which was that this strike action was regrettable as many thousands of parents had been inconvenienced throughout the country. There had been an independent Pay Review Body recommendation on teachers’ pay that the Government had accepted and therefore it was disappointing that this one particular union had decided not to accept the independent recommendation of the Pay Review Body.

Asked if the Prime Minister was worried by the spate of industrial action about to take place, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was concerned about doing the right thing for the county; while wanting to ensure that hardworking teachers and other pubic service workers in this country got a fair deal we also wanted to ensure that we took the right action to keep inflation down. One of the reasons that the Bank of England had been able to cut interest rates three times in recent months was because of the action we had taken on public sector pay.

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