Birmingham teachers unhappy about pay plans

More than a thousand striking teachers have marched through Birmingham over changes to their pay and pensions.

They are unhappy about government plans to introduce performance related pay.

They also say a 1% pay rise this year and previous pay freezes have cut their wages and they are being asked to pay more into their pensions.


School closures due to strikes

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