Teachers on strike at independent school

Fifty staff at the Newcastle-under-Lyme school in Staffordshire have gone on strike in what may be the first ever industrial action at an independent school.

Submitted by Mike Harman on March 27, 2007

The strike was in response to the sacking of the school's Head of English, apparently due to poor exam results. Although the strike by fifty staff successfully closed the school, around forty teachers still went into work. A meeting was due to be held this afternoon between the two unions involved, the NASUWT and the ATL.