Schools Shut Across Dorset As Teachers Join National Strike

Schools Shut Across Dorset As Teachers Join National Strike

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 6:41am 30th June 2011. (Updated at 8:54am 1st July 2011)

Almost half of schools across Dorset have closed today as many teachers take part in a national strike over pensions. Hundreds marched through Dorchester this morning joining the big walkout.

Hundreds of thousaunds of public sector workers are on strike today over planned pensions reforms.

Here in Dorset, hundreds of teachers marched through Dorchester this morning joining the national protest.

It means almost half of all schools across Dorset have been closed.

You can see pictures of the march by CLICKING HERE.

UK Border Agency staff were the first public sector workers to go out on strike, in the biggest day of industrial action in many years.

They walked out last night, in protest at planned reforms to their pensions.

The strikes aren't expected to affect passengers travelling out of the UK at Bournemouth and Southampton Airports.

The UK border Agency is bringing in extra staff to help make up the numbers and delays are only likely to affect passengers arriving into the country.

Staff at Weymouth Land Registry are also on strike today

It's over pension changes and comes after it was revealed that 30 jobs could be lost this autumn.