Hertfordshire teachers' strike set to go ahead

PUBLISHED: 15:47 25 March 2014 | UPDATED: 15:48 25 March 2014

Schools have announced closures as teachers strike over pay and pensions tomorrow

Schools have announced closures as teachers strike over pay and pensions tomorrow

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Schools across Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar are set to be heavily hit by a strike by teachers tomorrow (Wednesday).

Several schools had announced classes will not be running because of a national strike.

Members of Hertfordshire’s branch of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are set to join rallies in London and Luton.

The union said it is protesting about “intolerable” workloads and the implementation of performance-related pay.

But the strikes have been branded “disruptive” by critics.

Councillor Chris Hayward, who is responsible for education at County Hall, said: “We have urged as many schools as possible to remain open as long as it is safe to do so, but we do not have any authority to compel them to stay open.”

Will you be affected by the strike? What do you think about it? Drop us a line at news@whtimes.co.uk

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