Teachers to go out on strike

Padiham Primary School is closed for the day due to industrial action.

Padiham Primary School is closed for the day due to industrial action.

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More than 90% of teachers in Ilkeston and the rest of Derbyshire will be taking strike action next month, meaning many schools will be forced to close.

The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) and National Union of Teachers (NUT) are co-oraction across the country.

The organisations say the walkout is about protecting education and teachers’ jobs and are planning a day of action on Tuesday October 1 in Derbyshire.

Ahead of the strike, teachers, parents, governors and children from Derbyshire will be travel to Nottingham on Saturday to join the Rally For Education.