UK Strike: Schools closed in biggest UK walkout in a decade
On the largest strike day in Britain in more than ten years, half a million workers are striking, including teachers and train drivers.
Picket lines will be formed by government employees, university professors, bus drivers, and security personnel, and nationwide demonstrations are planned against the administration’s contentious proposals to impose minimum service standards during strikes.
600 military troops, government employees, and volunteers, according to Downing Street, have received training to address any shortages in public services.
The national secretary of the National Education Union announced that on Wednesday, strikes will force almost 85% of schools to close entirely or in part.
Dr. Mary Bousted told the BBC that parents have sent “many” letters of solidarity to the striking teachers outside Bishop Thomas Grant School in Streatham, south London.
“We sincerely apologize for the trouble this strike action has caused parents,” she said.