Striking teachers hold rally in Preston

Crowd of teachers with NUT banners and balloons in Preston
Teachers on strike in Preston Credit: ITV Granada

Teachers have been holding a number of rallies across the North West as part of their industrial action, forcing the closure of many schools.

The NUT are boycotting classes as part of an ongoing dispute over pay, pension cuts and working conditions.

Teachers with balloons and whistles in Preston
Teachers on rally in Preston Credit: ITV Granada
Teachers with banners, balloons and whistles at rally in Preston
Teachers on strike in Preston Credit: ITV Granada

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Rallies and protest as schools are closed by teachers strike

Hundreds of schools across the North West will be forced to close today as teachers go on strike. Members of the national untion of teachers are walking out in a dispute over pensions, pay and conditions.