LONDON: At least 3,500 of Britain’s school have been closed as teachers went out on strike over non payments of salaries, pensions, reported on Friday.
According to the BBC news, the action was part of a continuing campaign of regional strikes involving members of the NUT and NASUWT unions.
Prime Minister David Cameron said the strike was “inconvenient for parents” and “not good for pupils’ education”.
NUT General Secretary Christine Blower, said the union regretted the disruption caused to pupils and parents but teachers felt they had “no other choice”.
Major rallies have been taking place in Bristol, Durham and London, with smaller events in other areas, including Brighton, Carlisle and Plymouth.
Teachers are objecting to proposals by Education Secretary Michael Gove to bring in performance-related pay, increase their workloads and make changes to their pensions.
According to BBC news, most numbers of schools shut down or partially closed in Bath, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Cumbria and Devon areas.
Others areas which faced shut or partially closer of schools in Britain, including Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Sussex, Surrey, Teesside, Wiltshire, Tyne and Wear.