Excerpt from The Guardian
NASUWT sees 20% rise in claims on previous year while NUT warns of huge stress now placed on staff
Assaults, accidents, injuries and discrimination in the workplace have seen teachers collectively secure millions of pounds in compensation claims, according to figures released by three teaching unions to coincide with annual conferences over the Easter holidays.
The NASUWT, one of the country’s largest teaching unions, secured £12.6m for its members for claims overall – representing an increase of almost 20% on the previous year. A total of £964,268 was secured on behalf of 80 members during the year for claims related to assaults and stress-related illness (full article)