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.
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:
Video about the strike:
Discuss the strike on the urban75 boards.