From Sheffield, Kate Walby reports on how the teacher's strike has affected parents and children in South and East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Thousands of children were forced to stay away from school today as their teachers walked out on strike. The row over pay, pensions and conditions caused a headache for many parents who had to take the day off work.
But while teachers accepted the inconvenience of their actions, they refused to apologise for taking a stand against the government's plans for changes to education. Kate Walby reports.
Thousands of children across the region are off school today as their teachers hold a one day strike in a row over pay, pensions and conditions. In Sheffield staff have been marching through the streets. Kate Walby reports.
Christine Blower, the General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, says her members are frustrated with the government and the education secretary over pay. Her union, along with the NASUWT has gone on strike today in a row over pay, pensions and working conditions.
A father from North Lincolnshire has billed his son's school for loss of earnings. Chris Fletcher from Barton-upon-Humber says he wasn't given enough notice about the strike. The lorry driver has now sent a letter to Baygarth school invoicing them for a day's wage and child care.
Emma Hardy is one of thousands of teachers who have gone on strike over pay, pensions and workloads today. She joined other striking teachers for a rally in Sheffield.
Thousands of teachers have held a rally in Sheffield, protesting over pay, pensions and conditions. Hundreds of schools across our region are closed as members of the NUT and NASUWT have gone on strike.
Darren Clegg says: "Good luck to the teachers. The only issue I have is why parents are 'fined' to take their children out of school, but its ok for schools to close classrooms as they decide."
Tracy Carr contacted Calendar to say: "Can you imagine if all the nurses walked out over pay and pensions?! And in my humble option they are the ones who should receive the highest pay and pension out of any of the public working sectors!"
And James Rookes said: "Schools and government moan about children been in school is important. Funny that I have to kids of school and there education will suffer is they keep striking so who is thinking of the kids now ?????"