Union claims all secondary schools in Fenland will close next week in pension strikes

ALL secondary schools in Fenland will close next week as teachers walk out in strike over pensions, a teaching union has claimed.

Members of the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) voted for industrial action to protect their pensions on Wednesday, November 30.

Chris Keates, general secretary, said: “NASUWT members have voted overwhelmingly to reclaim the classroom and their profession in the face of relentless attacks on their working conditions, pensions and jobs.

“Teachers have been faced with a rising tide of excessive workload and a series of attacks on their profession, including unjust pension reforms, worsening pay and conditions of service, and increasing job insecurity.”

A county council spokesman said that they would be informed of school closures by the beginning of next week.

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