Lewisham NUT predict school closures during strikes

News Shopper: Lewisham NUT predict school closures during strikes Lewisham NUT predict school closures during strikes

Schools across Lewisham could be closed on Wednesday (March 26) as teachers strike over pay and pensions.

Members of the National Union of Teachers are taking the action, saying government changes will mean they work until they are 68, their pension contributions increase by half and they will be subject to performance related pay.

Lewisham NUT Secretary Martin Powell-Davies predicted large number of school closures in the borough.

He said: "Teachers do not like taking strike action but they are prepared to lose pay to stand up for education. We do apologise for the inconvenience to parents but we hope they will support us."

The Department for Education says the union is causing unnecessary disruption by striking, despite the fact it has agreed to talk with them.

Council websites, along with newsshopper.co.uk, will have details of which schools are affected on the day.

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3:03pm Mon 24 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

Good let's hope all schools are closed down, school exist's just to learn how to be a PERSON and use ALL CAPITALS to exist in a world of slavery.
Good let's hope all schools are closed down, school exist's just to learn how to be a PERSON and use ALL CAPITALS to exist in a world of slavery. white rabbit9
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