Schools to face strike action

Kimberley general views.'The Kimberley School.
Kimberley general views.'The Kimberley School.

Schools across Eastwood and Kimberley could face major disruptions next week as teachers decide whether to take industrial action as part of a national strike.

Wednesday, March 26 will see members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) walk out in protest over working hours, performance related pay and fears over pension changes.

Ian Stevenson, of the NUT confirmed that he expected disruptions.

He said: “We’re calling out all our members to take some form of action on the 26th.

“Ninety per cent of the schools across the county have at least one teacher represented by the National Union of Teachers and up to 60 per cent of secondary schools have NUT representation.”

The NUT held a joint strike with the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers last October which saw almost 90 per cent of teachers walk out.

Follow next week for up-to-date information on local schools impacted by the strikes.

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