Teachers walk out on strike

NEAALM110713E2 - The Kimberley School
NEAALM110713E2 - The Kimberley School

Teachers at schools across Eastwood and Kimberley will walk out in a strike over pay and conditions tomorrow, March 26.

Schools in the area due to be partially closed include Eastwood Comprehensive School, Gilthill Primary School in Giltbrook, Greasley Beauvale Primary in Newthorpe, Lynncroft Primary School and Springbank Primary School in Eastwood, Hollywell Primary School in Kimberley, Holly Hill Primary School in Selston and Underwood Primary School.

The NUT says the dispute centres on excessive workload, performance related pay, the dismantling of the national pay frame work and unfair changes to pensions.

These issues affect not only teachers, but will also adversely affect the standards of education for all students in schools and colleges, NUT regional secretary Ian Stevenson said.

It will be the third national strike since the NUT balloted members in 2011.