TEACHERS HECKLE BLUNKETT.
The clash came at the National Union of Teachers' conference in Brighton where delegates were expected to approve a ballot on striking against the introduction of performance-related pay.
He told them: "To talk of strike action is simply daft. It's daft because we are at the beginning of a process, not the end. Children deserve better than us as a Government and you as a profession knocking hell's bells out of each other."
As teachers shouted: "Bring back the Tories", Mr Blunkett said: "What is the teaching profession coming to if I say that things are improving and you heckle me for it?"
He later described his visit as "interesting".
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|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Apr 4, 1999|
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