NUT school teachers’ strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

NUT school teachers strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

Thousands of schools in England and Wales were closed today as a National Union of Teachers (NUT) action saw teachers join picket lines to protest against the government’s failure to negotiate over their pay structures, pensions and working hours.

NUT school teachers strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

A march through a showery central London attracted a crowd of around 10,000 people, and we are grateful to Leticia Golubov for capturing these images.  

Citing “intolerable pressures,” the union balloted members about the action, with 92% of the 40% turnout voting in favour of strike action.

The NUT website details the reasons for the strike:

Strike 26 March against:
Excessive workload and bureaucracy
Performance related pay
Unfair pension changes

Video about the strike:

NUT school teachers strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

NUT school teachers strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

NUT school teachers strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

NUT school teachers strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

NUT school teachers strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

NUT school teachers strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

NUT school teachers strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

NUT school teachers strike and march through central London, 26 March 2014

Discuss the strike on the urban75 boards.

More:
Guardian report
NUT website
BBC report