The two largest teachers' unions have announced plans for strikes in this region, next month.
The NUT and the NASUWT say their concerns about teachers' pensions and working conditions are not being listened to.
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Two of the main teaching unions have called for strike action early next month.
The NASUWT and the NUT, have called for industrial action for schools across the region October 1st.
The unions have said it marks the next step in trying to resolve a dispute with the Education secretary over pay and conditions.