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Unions replay their hits from the ’80s in teacher pay battle

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A female prime minister fighting with her own party over Europe. Animal print, leather and neon, the hot fashion trends. Queen and Wham! climbing the charts. It’s no wonder that many people are harking back to the 1980s right now. And teachers, it turns out, are no different.

It’s been revealed that in the current battle over pay, there are plans to mimic the tactics used by teaching unions when Margaret Thatcher was in power.

They’re planning to put the government under pressure by carrying out targeted strike action in seats held by key political figures. Time after time, Scottish teachers ...

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