Skip to comments.School teachers strike in England and Wales
Posted on 03/26/2014 5:02:56 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
Here's a morning summary of what we know about the National Union of Teachers strike so far today:
Pupils across England and Wales will miss a day of school as teachers joined rallies, marches and picket lines to protest against changes to their pay, pensions and working conditions
Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and parts of London are among the cities with high proportion of schools closed, while the Wirral, County Durham and Wales have also seen widespread closures
Yorkshire: 644 schools affected in west, south and north of the county
Cambridgeshire - 74 closures or partial closures (21 closed, 53 partial)
Peterborough - 16 closures or partial closures (1 closed, 15 partial)
Oxford city - 96 closures or partial closures (24 closed, 72 partial)
Hull - 36 closures or partial closures (2 closed, 34 partial)
Bolton - 73 closures or partial closures (41 closed, 32 partial)
Hackney - 51 closures or partial closures (32 closed, 19 part closed)
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
What we also know so far that they are striking to keep salary, benefits and work conditions that are much, much better than most other people have and that they would not get in a comparable position in the private sector.
We also know that if they were doing it for the children they’d strike during summer break.
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