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Your views: Striking should be against the law

Get involved in the debate about whether you think teachers are right to go on strike over pensions and pay. Tweet us @itvlondon or go to our Facebook page

Toni Mfc Holmes Everyone suffers when teachers strike, children don't learn, the parents have to take a day off affecting their employers and business. They don't do anyone any favours striking. Striking should be against the law.

Helen Ellis So it's ok for them to strike and have teachers training day the day after the strike but dare a parent request a child have a day off then the parents are given a fine.



Your views: Are teachers right to walk out on strike?

Pupils across London are facing disruption to lessons today as teachers strike over pensions and pay. Do you back their action? Have you had to take the day off to look after your children? Tweet us @itvlondon or go to our Facebook page.

Claire Earney Up the game. One day here and there won't help, you need two/three days in a row. Perhaps Gove will listen!


@itvlondon i think they should open the school on a saturday and disrupt the teachers on a day off. See how they like it.


Educating Essex head: Strike 'is like a snow day'

There are "no winners" in the teachers' strike with schools running as if it was "a snow day", head teacher Vic Goddard told Daybreak.

Mr Goddard, the principal on Channel 4's hit documentary series "Educating Essex" described his love for teaching but admitted there was no pleasing everyone with today's strike.

"I am sure I haven't pleased the union today by not having a partial closure. Heads have to make that decision - can I keep all children safe in my school?"

London schools facing 'substantial strike disruption'

The National Union of Teachers claims a "significant" number of schools will stay closed in London tomorrow as teachers strike over pay and pensions. London NUT secretary Bob Stapley says the "vast majority" of its 55,000 members in the capital are expected to walk out, adding:

The messages we are getting indicate the action will be very effective. Almost every state primary and secondary school in the capital will be affected and there will be some significant closures.

It means thousands of parents will either have to take a day off work or arrange childcare. Are you affected by the strike action? Happy to be interviewed? Get in touch with us at

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