Strike hits schools
Published at 09:13, Monday, 28 November 2011
SCHOOLS, front-line health services and Northumberland County Council are drawing up contingency plans for Wednesday’s strike by public sector workers.
It is unclear at this stage what the exact impact the industrial action will be.
But several schools across the district are expected to close as teachers walk out in protest against pension reforms.
Already Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth High School has told students to stay at home.
Members of 25 public sector unions are rallying to the TUC’s call for a national strike.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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