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.

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School closures due to strikes

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