Signing up with unions thwarts your academy dreams, heads told

Schools minister says agreeing to standard pay and conditions could scupper applications

Schools planning to become academies could see their applications thwarted if heads recognise unions and sign up to national pay and conditions for staff, the Government has confirmed.

The Department for Education has told The TES that a head’s decision to sign up to a standard TUC recognition agreement could be “one of the factors that leads to the school not being granted academy status”.

Full story at the TES website: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6067523

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