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Protest called against teacher pay cap

A protest will be taking place in Bristol today. Credit: PA

A protest will be taking place in Bristol today as the National Union of Teachers fight against the 1% cap on pay increases for teachers.

The cap on pay rises, initially of 0% and then 1% after, has been in place since 2010 as part of the Government's austerity measures.

That means teachers' pay has fallen behind inflation, with many choosing to leave the profession as they struggle to cope.

National Union of Teachers Secretary in Plymouth

National Union of Teachers Secretary in Plymouth Credit: ITV News West Country

The General Secretary of the NUT is coming to Plymouth today a few weeks before teachers go on stike next month. Christine Blower will be attending a question and answers event alongside teachers, parents and politicians.

They'll be debating things why teachers are striking and whether standards in school are failing.

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