Teachers take to the streets during strike

Members of the National Union of Teachers and the NASUWT, march through Bristol.
Members of the National Union of Teachers and the NASUWT, march through Bristol. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Tens of thousands of teachers are taking part in the one-day walkout, according to union leaders, in the latest stage of industrial action over pay, pensions and conditions.

A teacher dressed as a 'Govebuster' marches through Brighton.
A teacher dressed as a 'Govebuster' marches through Brighton. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Members of the NASUWT, along with the National Union of Teachers (NUT), are staging walkouts in the North East and Cumbria, the South West, South East and London.

A rally takes place in central Southampton.
A rally takes place in central Southampton. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The Government said that just over a quarter of schools in the four English regions hit by the strike had been forced to shut their doors, as it condemned the action.

Teachers and union members march through the streets of Bristol.
Teachers and union members march through the streets of Bristol. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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