Hundreds of teachers protested in Sheffield today as part of regional one day strike action against planned changes to pay, pensions and working conditions.
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Members of the two largest unions the NUT and NASUWT joined forces with schools from Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Chesterfield, Nottinghamshire, Hull and Lincolnshire all represented.
Teachers gathered in Barker’s Pool before marching through the city centre to a rally held at Ponds Forge.
Speakers included Christine Blower, general secretary of the NUT, Patrick Roach, deputy general secretary of the NASUWT and city teachers Robert Kapadia and Amy Murch.
Joel Rigler, aged 32, a teacher at Walkley Primary School, said staff felt it was time they took a stand.
“The majority of teachers in our school are taking action today – people are angry at attacks on the profession and I think we will be willing to take further action,” he added.
Unions are to discuss the option of a national one day strike later this term.