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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.

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:

Discuss the strike on the urban75 boards.

More:
Guardian report
NUT website
BBC report