The Best Signs From The National Union of Teachers And NASUWT Strike
TODAY members of the National Union of Teachers and the NASUWT marched through Bristol, as teachers from four regions of England – the North East and Cumbria, the South West, South East and London, stages a fresh wave of strikes in an ongoing row over pay, pensions and working conditions.
In all, 3,492 schools are shut or partially closed.
Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT, said:
“Teachers are committed and dedicated public service workers. They do not take strike action lightly. No teacher has any wish to inconvenience parents or disrupt pupils’ education, but this action is not the failure, or due to the unreasonableness, of teachers.”
Hannah Richardson, BBC News education reporter:
For the seventh time since Michael Gove took up post as education secretary, thousands of teachers in huge swathes of England are on strike.