Teachers are to begin a series of strikes in a continuing row over, pay, pensions and workload.

Schools across the country are likely to be affected by the rolling programme of walkouts, which will begin in the region on 27 June.

More are set to follow in the autumn term, with the stage set for a national strike before Christmas.

The move, announced by England’s two biggest teaching unions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the NASUWT, is an escalation of a continuing dispute with the Government.

Both unions have already been taking part in industrial action, short of strikes.

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