02 February 2023 - Strikes involving teachers, civil servants, Border Force staff and train drivers in the UK
Strikers unite across England: ‘Our disputes may be separate but we have one aim’
Steven Morris, Jessica Murray and Tobi Thomas (The Guardian, 01/02/2023)
In what was billed as the biggest day of industrial action in a decade, a range of workers from teachers to train drivers, civil servants to university staff went on strike on Wednesday. Guardian reporters spoke to groups of people on picket lines and at demonstrations in Bristol, Birmingham and London.
Biggest strike day in a decade as 100,000 teachers join walkout
Andrew Humphrey and Alice Evans (BBC News, 01/02/2023)
Some 51.7% of state-funded schools in England were partially closed or closed due to teacher strikes on Wednesday, according to government figures
Strikes on course to expand and escalate this year without compromises
Paul Kelso (Sky News, 01/02/2023)
Unions have been taking strike action for months but today the wave of strikes that began last summer finally broke at the entrance to Downing Street.
‘I know how hard the work is’: parents’ views on the teachers’ strike
Clea Skopeliti (The Guardian, 01/02/2023)
More than 100,000 teachers in England and Wales are taking part in a strike organised by the UK’s largest education union. The UK education secretary, Gillian Keegan, claimed that the majority of schools in England and Wales would remain open. The National Education Union predicted that 85% of schools would be affected, with one survey suggesting that up to one in seven schools would be closed, rising to a quarter in London.