Interviews with Mrs Max Hyde, vice president of the NUT, who says there are a number of issues over pay and pension reforms which have forced the teachers to "withdraw labour" for the day. Second interview is with William Varley, a primary school teacher from Birmingham, who says he is on strike because of a lack of understanding from Government.
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