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Pay talks between the government and unions have once again ended with no resolution to the dispute, prompting warnings of new strike ballots if progress is not made.

Talks resumed this morning in a dispute over pay and school funding that has already prompted a nationwide walkout of teachers earlier this month.

Further strikes by the National Education Union are planned in two weeks, and look set to go ahead after today’s meeting ended with no improved pay offer.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the ASCL school leaders’ union, said unless there was “tangible progress towards an improved offer”, then it will lead to “members of our union, and other education unions, also concluding that industrial action is the only option left”.

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