United Kingdom -Teachers take the street -July 02, 2013

More than 2,700 schools in the north-west are facing disruption as teachers take part in a one-day strike. The action is in protest at the introduction of more performance-related pay, changes to teachers' pensions with higher contributions, and later retirement and increased workload. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the NASUWT say the strike is affecting 2,765 schools in 22 council areas. The two unions warned of more regional strikes and a national one-day walkout in the autumn. They said that teachers are not prepared to accept government attacks on their pay, pensions and conditions and are asking the government to enter meaningful talks about the dispute.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23063740



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