Today around 200,000 teachers in England and Wales are beginning a strike actions that will last three days.
Teachers will walk out across the north of England on Today with the majority of schools expected to either restrict access to some pupils or fully close, the National Education Union (NEU) has said.
The walkouts have been slammed as “unforgivable” by Education Secretary Gillian Keegan.
So on Sky News Kay Burley picked a fight with NEU’s Kevin Courtney as a union leader missed a key meeting with the government to try and avert the strikes.
Courtney admitted that then said he was there, but someone else was missing…Tory Minister Nick Gibb, also on a half-term break.
Kevin Courtney said the government was stoking division as they never mentioned that to the media.
Burley seemed perplexed she has been caught out, from a Tory claim.
He also said his union has 50,000 new sign-ups since the strikes were announced six weeks ago.
Speaking ahead of the strikes in the north of England, Mr Courtney said: “I think a majority of schools will be affected by the dispute. Some of them with full closures and many more with partial closures.
“Some secondary schools will be completely closed, others will have particular year groups in and a similar pattern in lots of lots of primary schools.”
Kay Shared the tweet as if she was a little bit salty about the exchange?
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