THOUSANDS of Rotherham pupils will stay at home today because of a walkout by the borough’s two biggest teaching unions.
All secondary schools are among more than 40 are expected to close, with many more only partially open and around 20 which will remain open, according to council figures.
The action is being taken by the NUT and NASUWT unions over Government plans to change teachers’ pension schemes, put back retirement ages and abolish national pay bargaining deals.
It is the second one day stoppage in five months and is part of a rolling national programme of industrial action, this one affecting Yorkshire and the Midlands.
A national strike may take place before the end of the year.