Union wins rights in private schools

15th September 2000 at 01:00
TEACHERS have won collective bargaining rights in 25 private schools following a recognition deal between the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the Girls' Day School Trust.

The ATL represents about half the 1,00 teachers in trust schools, which share pay scales. The move follows new legislation which gives unions new recognition rights. Trust chief executive John Boal said there were no plans to talk to other unions.

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