Cuts ballot held

2nd May 1997 at 01:00
Teachers in North Somerset have voted to strike unless education officers can find a way to avoid four compulsory redundancies.

A preliminary ballot by the National Union of Teachers produced a 78 per cent majority for action on a turn-out of 52 per cent.

North Somerset Council is preparing redundancies to address falling rolls and cuts of Pounds 7m. A final total has not yet been agreed but officers have told the NUT they now believe the four possible compulsory job losses can be avoided.

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