MP is ‘disappointed’ by teacher strike action

Scarborough and Whitby MP, Robert Goodwill
Scarborough and Whitby MP, Robert Goodwill

SCARBOROUGH’S MP has hit out against today’s teacher strikes saying it will put pressure on “education and parents”.

Today more than 6,000 Scarborough children are unable to go to school as teachers walk out in a stand against controversial pension reforms.

Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill has said he is disappointed with the action.

He said: “I was very disappointed that while negotiations are still going on some unions have called their people out on strike.

“This puts pressure not only on children’s education but also parents who may have to take time off themselves and possibly cost money themselves.

“Many people in the public sector who have already had to cope with changes to their pensions are less than charitable towards the public sector that are now having to catch up with everyone else.”

Nine schools are closed today as a result of the action including Scalby, Raincliffe, Graham, Filey, and five primary schools.

As the Evening News stated yesterday George Pindar Community Sports College is only partially-closed today; the picture caption was incorrect.

Other schools subject to partial closure include Braeburn Infants. For a full list of schools affected visit www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk