Halifax parents speak out on strikes after sending kids to school

Teachers strike.'Children arrive at Beech Hill School which is open.
Teachers strike.'Children arrive at Beech Hill School which is open.
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Parents from a Halifax primary school that is open today - despite the teacher strike - have been speaking out amidst the controversy.

Mums and dads with pupils attending Beech Hill primary commented at the school gates this morning, (Tuesday) many saying that they supported the teachers’ decision to protest over pay and conditions.

Some parents said if they were affected, it would be difficult.

Speaking outside the school Mrs Ahmed said: “It’s half and half, obviously I’ve got the school open so I can go to work.

“If the teachers want to fight for their rights it’s their right. I take it both ways really.”

Jamela Bibi has one child in year 5 at the school, and another in year 7 at Halifax High - a high school that is closed today due to the strikes.

She said: “It’s difficult but my husband’s self employed so he can look after the one at home. I’m going to go to work.”

She added that the teachers at Beech Hill were allowed to bring their own children who were affected by strikes in to the school.

She said: “People can bring their kids here but where I work I can’t take my kids.”