Teachers set to take part in national strike on Wednesday

TEACHERS in 1066 Country are taking part in a national strike on Wednesday (March 26).

Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will be picketing and holding a rally outside the White Rock Hotel from 10.30am.

The union said the industrial action is being taken over a dispute involving pay and conditions.

Strike rallies and protest marches are also being held in Brighton and Eastbourne.

Phil Clarke, secretary of Lewes, Eastbourne and Wealden NUT, said: “Teachers dedicate themselves to their jobs and striking is never easy. This strike is about not only our own pay and conditions but is also the long-term future of education for all children. “School holidays, most of which are already spent working do not make up for 60-hour weeks which the Government’s own survey reveals is the norm. Working such excessive hours until aged 68 while pay is forced down is already causing a recruitment crisis that is only going to get worse.”