NI teachers to strike

20th November 2009 at 00:00

Primary and secondary schools in Ireland are set to close, and colleges face disruption, on November 24 when teachers join a strike as part of a day of action in protest at public-sector cuts planned by the Dublin Government. Four out of five among the country's 65,000 teachers backed the strike in separate ballots by the three teacher unions. The Government says it will save EUR10.3 million in salaries as a result of the stoppage.

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