Teachers set to strike next month

PUBLISHED: 10:16 06 September 2013 | UPDATED: 12:11 06 September 2013

Scenes from a previous march and rally . Pictures by Jessica Freedman.

Scenes from a previous march and rally . Pictures by Jessica Freedman.

SCHOOLS in Herts are set to be hit by a one day strike next month.

Both the National Union of Teachers and National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers will walk out on October 1.

The unions are protesting about changes to pay, pensions, working conditions and jobs.

Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said: “At the start of the new academic year, the last thing teachers wish to be doing is preparing for further industrial action. It is a great shame that the Education Secretary has let things get to this stage.

“With pay pensions and working conditions being systematically attacked and an Education Secretary who refuses to listen or negotiate teachers now however have no other choice.

“Michael Gove has demoralised an entire profession, it is time that he started to listen for the sake of teachers, pupils and education.”

For reaction on the planned industrial action and more details see next week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out on Wednesday.

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