Unions have been criticised for going ahead with strike action despite a low turn out at the ballot.
Today, Neil Ware, from the GMB Union, defended the strike action despite figures from the National Office of Statistics saying staff in the public sector still earn between 2.2 per cent and 3.1 per cent more than the private sector in the year 2013.
Almost 600 schools have been closed across the region as teachers join a public sector strike.
Teachers across the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will be out on strike on Thursday 10th July. Click here to see if your school is closed