Teaching staff in Halifax have gone on strike in a row over redundancies. 21 staff at the School Improvement Team face losing their jobs after Calderdale Council decided to make cuts to the service. The team which is based at Halifax’s Heath Training Centre provides on the job training to help teachers in Calderdale develop their skills. The council is planning to reduce staff numbers at the centre to just four. It follows redundancies there last year. Today, members of the National Union of Teachers took to the picket line outside the centre – demonstrating against the cuts.