2008 National Union of Teachers strike

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The NUT teacher strike was a 24-hour strike by teachers on 24 April 2008, over the issue of pay. It was the largest strike in Britain for more than 20 years.[1] It is also believed that up to 8000 schools were affected by this strike.There was also a strike by the UCU, which is the teachers' trade union for further education, with over 1000 members of the UCU joining a march in London[2]


Members of the NUT were unhappy with a 2.45% pay deal, which they had said would leave teachers worse off, due to the rising cost of living in Britain.[3]