County Durham teaching assistants go on strike

More than 100 schools across County Durham are affected by the two-day strike by teaching assistants, in a dispute over pay.

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Schools disrupted as teaching assistants' strike continues

Protestors in Durham on the second day of the teaching assistants'strike Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Dozens of schools around County Durham will be fully or partially closed again on Wednesday, as a strike by teaching assistants continues.

Around 100 schools were disrupted on Tuesday, as unions estimated more than 1,000 TAs took part in the walkout in a dispute over pay.

Some teaching assistants say they could lose nearly a quarter of their salaries, under plans to pay them for term-time only.

Durham County Council insists it must make the contract changes to avoid equal pay claims from other staff.

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