Steve Sinnott, leader of the National Union of Teachers, dies aged 56
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Just days before his death his union voted for a 24 hr strike, to take place on the 24 April as part of a campaign over government attempts to impose real-terms pay "cuts".
He joined the union in 1974 and he first taught in 1975 at Shorefields Comprehensive in Toxteth, Liverpool. He moved in 1979 to Broughton High School near Preston to take a post as head of economics and business studies. He left after his victory in the ballot for deputy general secretary of the Union in November 1994.
In his private live he was a keen supporter of Everton F.C..
He leaves a wife, Mary, a son, daughter and two grandchildren.
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