3 April 2018
Commenting after the debate on Motion 29, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the NUT section of the National Education Union, said:
“Teachers in many parts of the country are finding it increasingly difficult to afford to buy their own homes, but, as the motion recognises, these problems are greatest in the London area where most teachers cannot now expect to buy a home in the area where they work.
“As well as action on pay, the motion calls for action to increase the supply of housing, including more key-worker housing as well as more affordable housing for all, and to prevent landlords exploiting the housing shortage through unjustifiable rent levels and rent increases. The NEU will be seeking to work with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and local politicians to pursue this issue urgently.”