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Teacher unions prepared to call off strikes after wage offer


Education union leaders have said they are prepared to call off the strikes after teachers were offered a 6.5 percent pay rise.

The four teachers’ unions said they will urge members to accept the offer.

The Government has agreed to provide additional funding for pay increases, as well as an emergency fund of up to £40 million to support schools facing the biggest financial challenges.

“This agreement will allow teachers and school leaders to cancel the strike and resume normal relations with the government,” the union leaders said in a joint statement with Rishi Sunak and Gillian Keegan, the education secretary.

They said the salary agreement “recognizes the vital role teachers play in our country and ensures that teaching will continue to be an attractive profession.”

The government said it had also agreed to present broader reforms to reduce the workload of teachers and leaders in partnership with the four unions.

The teacher unions will now put the deal on their members.

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