Tynedale: Strike closes schools
Published at 07:38, Wednesday, 23 October 2013
INDUSTRIAL action taken by teachers saw hundreds of Tynedale pupils enjoy a day off yesterday.
Local members of the National Union of Teachers and the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers were on strike against changes to pension and the retirement age, as well as Government proposals for performance-related pay.
Closed were Kielder, Prudhoe Adderlane and Stamfordham first schools, and Bellingham, Corbridge, Hexham, Ponteland and Richard Coates middle schools.
Haydon Bridge High was closed for all pupils too, while Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth High was only open to sixth form students and some Year 11 pupils.
Meanwhile, firefighters across the district are set to strike tomorrow between 6.30pm and 11.30pm as part of the Fire Brigades Union protest over reform of pensions.
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service will provide a significantly reduced emergency service.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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The hall could now be used by the town for all manner of social and public functions.