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Parents speak out over teachers’ strike action
2:00pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
ANGRY parents have hit out after striking teachers forced them to take the day off work to look after their children.
Teachers in the NUT and NASUWT unions took industrial action over pay, pensions and workload on Tuesday.
Harwich and Dovercourt High School was partly closed, East Bergholt High School was closed and Manningtree High School was open to only Year 11 pupils.
Many parents were unhappy at the decision to strike.
Michelle Hewes said: “We are not allowed to take kids out of school for holidays, but it is okay for teachers to strike at such short notice and leave working parents with another day’s childcare to pay for."