Headteachers have overwhelmingly backed a national walkout over the Government’s public sector pension plans.
Members of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) voted in favour of strike action – a move which could cause disruption at schools across Birmingham and the Black Country.
The union said the Government’s plans would leave teachers working longer, paying more but receiving less in retirement.
Turnout for the ballot was 53.6 per cent with 75.8 per cent in favour of strike action, which could see members taking part in a widespread day of action on November 30.
The TUC, Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the National Union of Teachers and the University and College Union have already held ballots, and the NASUWT teaching union is also balloting members for industrial action, with the result due next week.
NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby said the union was now “considering its next move”. He said: “Teachers are already doing their bit to address the economic downturn by accepting a pay freeze and sharing the burden along with every other taxpayer.”