A day of chaos looms for parents and pupils

Reporter:

Jim Green

PUPILS and parents across Flintshire and Wrexham face a day of chaos when teachers stage a 24-hour walkout tomorrow.

More than 90 schools across the region have already announced they will be shut or partially shut with more expected to follow.

The strike action means thousands of children will have a day off school forcing parents to make alternative arrangements.

The walkout by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) is over proposed pension reforms.

As the Leader went to press, 39 schools in Flintshire and 30 schools in Wrexham confirmed they would be fully closed to pupils.

A further 26 said they would be partially closed.

Other schools are still waiting to hear what impact the strike will have on staffing levels.

Wrexham Council and Flintshire Council said information about school closures would be published on their websites.

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will also strike.

Deeside College announced it would be closed to students but both Yale College and Glyndwr University intend to open as normal.

It is estimated more than 500,000 teachers, lecturers, civil servants and other workers will take part in a co-ordinated day of industrial action.

The national strike was announced after the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union voted in favour of a mass walkout over pension changes, pay freezes and job losses.

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