Thousands of teachers on strike

Hundreds of schools across the South West are closed because of a strike by teachers.

Live updates

Teachers strike: protestors rally about pay changes

It's been a day of disruption for thousands of parents, but one of protest for teachers in the south west as strike action hit the region's schools.

It's meant many have been closed - forcing parents to take the day off work to look after their children.

The teachers are protesting about their pay, pensions and jobs.

But the Government has described it as 'bad for pupils and bad for parents'.

John Andrews reports.

Hundreds of schools hit by teachers strike

Schools across the region are closed today as part of a national strike by teachers.

The walkouts are because of increased workloads, pension changes and plans to bring in performance related pay.

Teaching unions are holding a rally today at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park ground.

Primary School sign Credit: ITV News West Country

Advertisement

Parents prepare for teachers strike

Most schools across the region will be hit in some way tomorrow by a teachers strike. Both main teaching unions are involved.

Thousands of parents are having to take time off or make other arrangements for child care.

John Andrews reports.

Back to top

Latest ITV News reports