Twenty-three schools shut on strike day

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THOUSANDS of school children will be at home tomorrow as 23 Scarborough schools close due to strike action.

Teachers are joining millions of public sector workers across the country walking out in a row over pensions.

As well as school closures Scarborough will be hit by service reductions at hospitals and surgeries, social services, libraries, and courts.

Union members will be gathering in the town centre, in the Westborough precinct, at 11am for a planned demonstration.

There will also be picket lines at a number of organisations including Scarborough Hospital between 7am and 1pm, Northway Clinic between 9am and 1pm, the Ellis Centre, in Dean Road, and the University of Hull Scarborough Campus.

Tony Randerson, regional officer for Unite the Union, said: “The Government’s latest threat of removing their latest pension offer from the table is an absolute disgrace and shows just how out of touch these ministers really are.

“Please support public sector workers in Scarborough, come along to the demonstration in the precinct and stand in solidarity with others who contribute so much to our society.”

Schools in Scarborough due to close tomorrow are: Barrowcliff Nursery and Infant School, Brompton Hall School, Childhaven Community Nursery School, East Ayton Primary School, Filey Infant and Nursery School, Filey Junior School, Filey School, George Pindar Community Sports College, Gladstone Road Infants School, Gladstone Road Junior School, the Graham Raincliffe Federation, Hackness Primary School, Lindhead Primary School, Newby and Scalby Primary School, Scalby School, Barrowcliff Junior School, Braeburn Junior School, Northstead School, Seamer and Irton Primary School, St Augustines, St Georges Primary School and St Peters Primary School.

Cayton School and Braeburn Infant and Nursery School will be partially open.