Hundreds of schools close in England after teachers strike

Hundreds of schools across England have closed because many teachers have launched a 24-hour strike amid a row over payment and working conditions as well as “underfunding”.

The walk-out on Tuesday was called by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and is the first of its kind in more than a decade. The strike has caused disruption to hundreds of schools in the country with many shutting down completely or partially and with teachers not showing up to lessons.

Many teachers have not gone to work to protest against the government about how much money schools get and also think that teachers work too many hours and should be paid more for the work they do.

The NUT said teachers want a guarantee of terms and conditions in all types of schools, they demand an increase of funding to schools and education, and to resume negotiations on teacher contracts to allow workload to be addressed.

“The majority of schools will be affected either through complete…

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