Toni Mfc Holmes Everyone suffers when teachers strike, children don't learn, the parents have to take a day off affecting their employers and business. They don't do anyone any favours striking. Striking should be against the law.
Helen Ellis So it's ok for them to strike and have teachers training day the day after the strike but dare a parent request a child have a day off then the parents are given a fine.
Jackie Pennant's two sons, Rohan, aged nine and seven-year-old Kiyan, were unable to go to their school in Catford.
Some parents were forced to book a day's holiday from work, some relied on the trusted fallback of grandparents of a childminder.
Traffic ground to a halt as thousands of members of the NUT set off along Regent Street.