15,000 march through London during teacher strike

The NASUWT later estimated that around 15,000 people had taken part in a march organised in London.

Today's strike action has been a great success and is an indication of the anger and concern that teachers share about the changes this Government is making to the profession.

Strike action does of course always come at a price and we are very well aware of the disruption this causes to parents' working lives as well as their children's education.

Michael Gove has demoralised an entire profession and today's action is a direct result of his and the Government's steadfast refusal to accept there are problems that need to be resolved.

– Christine Blower, NUT general secretary

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Schools close as teachers strike

Hundreds of schools across London could be disrupted today as teachers hold further strikes in an ongoing dispute over pay, pensions and working conditions. The Government says it is 'disappointed' at the decision.