Strikes are confirmed over teachers’ pensions

MEMBERS of University and College Union (UCU) from across the north-east will be on strike on Thursday 30 June in a row over changes to the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme (TPS).

The action is part of a day of strikes by teachers, lecturers and civil servants, which will close schools and colleges across the country.

Staff from colleges and universities across the region – including Northumberland College and Tyne Metropolitan College – will walk out on Thursday, June 30, in a row over plans for greater pension contributions from staff in return for reduced benefits, and an increase in the retirement age.