• Short Summary

    Britain's main schoolteachers' Union staged the biggest one day walkout of their pay campaign so far and held a mass meeting at London's Albert Hall before marching through the streets today (Thursday).

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    Britain's main schoolteachers' Union staged the biggest one day walkout of their pay campaign so far and held a mass meeting at London's Albert Hall before marching through the streets today (Thursday).

    About 20,000 teachers went on strike today, and 9,000 of them attended the mass protest rally at Albert Hall. More than a thousand schools in London alone were shut down giving 320,000 children a holiday. A new prolonged strike was announced by a smaller union, the National Association of Schoolmasters.

    The Secretary of the N.A.S., Mr. Terence Casey said he would bring out 500 teachers for a two-week strike from December - the same day as the main National Union of Teachers plan a similar strike.

    Outside London - in Liverpool, Newcastle, Leicester and elsewhere teachers also walked out of schools.

    The teachers are calling for a GBP135 sterling (324 dollar) a year salary increase instead of the GBP50 sterling (120 dollar) increase they have been offered.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3YRFYZSBIPTCIZMVUX13RQ14E
    Media URN:
    VLVA3YRFYZSBIPTCIZMVUX13RQ14E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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