Michael Gove MP
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Public sector strikes: Gove criticises 'damaging' walkout

The education secretary has criticised what he calls "an ideologically motivated minority" of NUT members for a planned walkout by teachers on Thursday.

Members of the union will join firefighters, civil servants and local government staff in the protest, part of a dispute over pay and other issues.

In an interview for Newsnight, Michael Gove described the strike as "damaging", saying it would "harm the respect" which the profession deserves.

  • 10 Jul 2014
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