London teachers to strike
Thousands of teachers in the Greater London area will go on strike to show their discontent over changes to pensions.
On Wednesday 28th March University and College union will join thousands of teachers in the Greater London area and go on strike to show their discontent over changes to pensions.
The strike has been called by the National Union of Teachers
Pension reform has been a highly contentious issue in recent times, most notably in November of last year when 18,342 schools were closed due to strikes by public sector workers and teachers.
The changes to the pensions would see teachers working longer hours yet receiving less during retirement.
The Department for Education (D of E) said the action will be “completely irresponsible”, and that the strike “won’t get teachers any further forward”. They added that “the deal on the table is as good as it gets and talks are not going to be reopened”.
It remains to be seen if this will be the case or if the strike actually achieves more than just giving students an extra day of holiday.
The Buzz watches on with interest…