Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

No strike action planned by Isle of Man teachers

Image caption Isle of Man schools will not be affected by the teachers' strike on Wednesday

There will be no strike action taken by teachers on the Isle of Man this week, according to the Joint Teaching Unions.

Thousands of teachers in the United Kingdom have voted to strike on Wednesday over changes to their pensions and pay.

The JTU say they have no dispute with the Manx government on this issue at present and such action would be illegal.

The proposed strike in the UK may lead to school closures.

A spokesman for the Isle of Man's Joint Teaching Unions: NUT, NASUWT, NAHT, ATL, ASCL, said: "Decisions regarding teachers' pensions are taken by the English government.

"Therefore, the teaching unions have no dispute with the Isle of Man government on this issue at present and such action would be illegal."

He added: "There are however concerns about the impact of possible changes on the teaching profession.

"Should the Manx government be forced to implement changes imposed by the English government then we would trust that our politicians would make sure that increased contributions could be protected in a designated fund."

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