Strike shuts Stoke school

21st October 2005 at 01:00
More than 2,500 children in Stoke were forced to stay at home on Tuesday after the NASUWT union escalated a dispute over senior teachers' pay.

Teachers at three secondaries - Trentham, Holden Lane and St Peter's - held a one-day strike, over claims that about 10 staff have been wrongly denied a pound;1,100-a-year salary increase. The NASUWT also announced plans for three further stoppages.

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