School closures due to strikes

Teachers across the Midlands will be out on strike today forcing the closure of many schools.

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Nottingham teachers strike for the 'soul of education'

Teachers have been protesting across the Midlands today over pay and pensions.

Many schools are closed as teachers strike, with teaching unions taking action over plans to change pensions and the way teachers are paid.

Speaking at a protest in Nottingham today, one campaigner told ITV News Central: "We are gathering for the soul of education, we believe this government has cut back things to such an extent that we have got to make a stand."

Teachers in Nottingham prepare for city centre march

Teachers in Nottingham have joined others across the country in a protest march.

Teachers in Nottingham gather for a march to the city centre Credit: ITV News Central

In protest to changes in public-sector pensions and proposed alterations to pay and working conditions, classes have been boycotted.

Nottingham teachers prepare for a march in the city centre Credit: ITV News Central

Protest march for teachers on strike in Derby

Teachers from across the East Midlands are on strike today, forcing the closure of many schools.

Striking teachers on the picket line at Bemrose School in Derby Credit: ITV News Central

Classes have been boycotted in protest to changes in public-sector pensions and proposed alterations to pay and working conditions.

Start of a protest march in Derby by striking teachers Credit: ITV News Central

A protest march has taken place in Derby city centre this morning.

Striking teachers gathering for a march through Derby Credit: ITV News Central

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Schools across region closed due to teacher strike

A teacher in protest earlier this year Credit: Geoff Kirby/Press Association Images

Schools across the region are to be closed today, as teachers from the two largest unions go on strike.

Teachers from the NUT and NASUWT will be picketing today, protesting against changes in public-sector pensions and proposed changes to pay and working conditions.

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