Teachers and civil servants have travelled to the capital to march on Whitehall as part of industrial action on “Walkout Wednesday.”
The march comes on the same day that train drivers, university lecturers, bus drivers and security guards in seven trade unions stopped work.
The next strike action will be taken by NEU members in Wales on 14 February. On 28 February, members in the north of England, Yorkshire and Humber will go on strike, followed by a day of action on 1 March in the Midlands and east of England, and on 2 March in London, the south-east and south-west.
The final two days of action on 15 and 16 March will involve all eligible NEU members in England and Wales.
This tweet from Teacher Toolkit is worth a read if you want to know what it is about.
It looks like there are a LOT of people out to protest.
This comment about the strikes has gone viral. The right wing media have a different take depending on the reason why schools are shut?
Ashley James wrote: “It’s funny that the media is so outraged by pupils missing school tomorrow so that teachers can strike for a fair wage… Are very happy for schools to be closed an extra day for the King’s coronation.”
Related: Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg subtly dismantled by striking union boss