Strike action to affect schools across Calderdale

Teachers at a previous strike
Teachers at a previous strike

Around 90 per cent of schools in Calderdale could be affected by strike action from teachers next week.

The strike, organised by the NUT, is due to take place on Wednesday March 26 with schools forced to close their doors.

The key issues of dispute according to the union are over excessive workload and bureaucracy, performance related pay and unfair pension changes.

Sue McMahon, Calderdale NUT divisional secretary, said: “We are frustrated at the refusal by the Education Secretary Michael Gove to sit down and discuss the new proposals with the unions.

“The average teacher works more than 60 hours a week and theses new implementations from Mr Gove will lead to more bureaucracy.”

NUT members across the country will walk out of work next week with a rally planned in Bradford.

“We are sorry to inconvenience parents,” said Mrs McMahon. “But we are standing up for education, ourselves, and the children we teach.

“By not striking it would cause greater damage to the education system.”

Teachers in Calderdale were last out on strike on October 1 last year.

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