Leeds and Wakefield: Strikes to hit schools and bin collections



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SCHOOLS are expected to close and bin collections be disrupted when thousands of teachers and council workers in Leeds and Wakefield take part in a national day of co-ordinated strike action next Thursday.

Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, and teaching  assistants are among the council workers unions expect to support a national dispute over a pay offer of one per cent.

More than 4,000 teachers In Leeds and Wakefield, who are members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), are expected to walk out in a row over excessive workloads, pensions, pay and changes to the education system.


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