In the run up to the strike by members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) on Thursday, the city council have released a list of schools (attached) which will be closed as a result of the industrial action. This suggests that 40 of the authorities 120 schools will be closed by the action, with a further 18 partially closed. County council information, indicates that schools there will be seriously impacted as well.
The decision to strike by teachers, follows a pay rise of 2.45%, well below the headline inflation rate of 4.1%. NUT members balloted on strike action voted more than three to one in favour. On a 32% turnout, 48,217 (75%) voted to strike with 15,884 (25%) voting against.
According to the Evening Post, the NUT has 4,000 members in the area administered by Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils, amounting to around a third of the teaching staff.