Strike likely to affect hundreds of pupils next week

Strike likely to affect hundreds of pupils next week

Strike likely to affect hundreds of pupils next week

First published in News
Last updated

HUNDREDS of pupils across the region are likely to be staying at home for one day next week due to a teacher's strike.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT), which has around 3,000 members in Cumbria, has called a strike for Wednesday (March 26).

Some schools have already announced their plans however the full picture will not be known until the day.

The action is being taken against:

• Excessive workload and bureaucracy
• Performance related pay and in defence of a national pay scale system
• Unfair pension changes

Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union said:

"Teachers deeply regret the disruption caused by this strike action to parents and teachers. The Government’s refusal, however, to engage to resolve the dispute means that we have no alternative other than to demonstrate the seriousness of our concerns."

Local schools who have already announced their intentions to close include Chapel Street Infants & Nursery School, Dalton, Crosscrake CofE Primary School, Kendal, Holme Community School, Carnforth, Kendal Nursery School and Sandgate School, Kendal.

Visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/school_closures for the full list.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Kendal Jock says...

Here we go again! Selfish teachers who obviously cannot teach, as the
school leavers are going out into the world uneducated, with little
basic knowledge.
Here we go again! Selfish teachers who obviously cannot teach, as the school leavers are going out into the world uneducated, with little basic knowledge. Kendal Jock
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree