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Schools to face strike action

The National Union of Teachers will betaking strike action on Wednesday, March 26.

The National Union of Teachers will betaking strike action on Wednesday, March 26.

Schools across Ilkeston could face disruptions next week as teachers join a national strike.

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

A spokeswoman for Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy was unable to confirm whether there would be any strike action by school staff.

Kirk Hallam Community, Technology and Sports College stated they would be unable to clarify whether staff would be striking until Wednesday.

Ian Stevenson, the Yorkshire and Derbyshire regional secretary for 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 Derbyshire have at least one teacher represented by the National Union of Teachers and up to 60 per cent of secondary school’s have NUT representation.”

A spokeswoman for Granby Junior School and Cotmanhay Infant and Junior Schools stated that it would be highly unlikely pupils would be affected by strike action.

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 on strike.

 

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