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The NASUWT continues to stand strong on pay, workload, pupil indiscipline and equality and is winning for teachers, members were told.

At the NASUWT Northern Ireland Annual Conference near Belfast, General Secretary Chris Keates said there would be challenging times ahead but the Union stood for what was right and would “win the day”.

Only the NASUWT had been prepared to use industrial action to protect its members at work  both collectively and individually, she told the packed conference hall.

Ms Keates highlighted the recent case of industrial action at St Patrick’s Primary School in Belfast and the landmark victory for two members at Enniskillen Royal Grammar School who suffered the appalling invasion of their privacy by a pupil who took upskirt photos of them.

She told members: “No teacher should go to work in fear of abuse and while they are members of the NASUWT never will.

“It’s the strength and courage of our members who are prepared to make that stand, not just for themselves but for every teachers who is abused, threatened and humiliated.”

Ms Keates told members the NASUWT was “winning” for them. She told them: “You are the NASUWT, you are the Union. With the strength I see in this room today and I know lies beyond that. Together we will win the day.”

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