Exact dates teachers will strike in England and Wales revealed – as seven days of walkouts announced | The Sun

TEACHERS will go on strike for SEVEN days starting next month – with thousands of schools at risk of closing.

More than 300,000 of the National Education Union will walk out in February and March in a row over pay.

The militant union has spread out the strike dates for maximum disruption.

The exact dates are:

  • Wednesday 1 February 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales.
  • Tuesday 14 February 2023: all eligible members in Wales.
  • Tuesday 28 February 2023: all eligible members in the following English regions: Northern, North West, Yorkshire & The Humber.
  • Wednesday 1 March 2023: all eligible members in the following English regions: East Midlands, West Midlands, Eastern.
  • Thursday 2 March 2023: all eligible members in the following English regions: London, South East, South West.
  • Wednesday 15 March 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales.

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  • Thursday 16 March 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales.

Teachers are the latest public sector workers to threaten strike action due to a major dispute over pay.

Ministers have offered experienced staff a 5% hike and new teachers an 8.9% rise for this year.

But union chiefs want salaries up by an inflation busting 12%.

Last week strikes were avoided after not enough teachers belonging to the NASWUT union balloted for industrial action.

While 88.5% voted in favour, only 42% of members turned out to vote – below the legal threshold of 50%.

Union bosses last night gave the Government two weeks to up their pay offer or face huge disruption next month.

But they were slammed for hurting pupils still scrambling to catch up after lockdown.

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