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ALT SEEKS DELAY TO PERFORMANCE-RELATED PAY FOR TEACHERS

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The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has said that the government must postpone plans to introduce performance...
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has said that the government must postpone plans to introduce performance-related pay until after the next general election.

The Financial Times (p14) reports that the call, from the ALT's general secretary Peter Smith, is likely to put pressure on ministers to come up with a compromise package in order to prevent teachers from derailing the government's agenda for raising standards in schools.

The union leader warned Tony Blair that alienating teachers meant 'running the risk that, by the next general election, Mr Blair's triplicate commitment to education will be seen as electoral duplicity because he can't actually deliver on his promises'.

Mr Smith said the government had three options: 'Tough it out and risk a teacher revolt, launch a charm offensive and hope it works out, or look again at the proposals.'
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