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    kyrrie wrote:
    So our children are not allowed time off for a holiday but yet the school can shut with no notice so the teachers can strike. Pot kettle black comes to mind!
    Yes, it makes very good sense to compare a couple of extra days away from education for your offspring, to underpaid, downtrodden members of society, who dedicate their lives to make sure your kids don't grow up as thick as you clearly have, being forced into strikes by an abusive government."
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The NUT has voted to strike again in June

A previous teachers strike in Southampton

A previous teachers strike in Southampton

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Hampshire Chronicle: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

HAMPSHIRE schools are set to face more disruption later this year.

The National Union of Teachers has voted to stage further strikes, including a national walkout in the summer.

It is the latest move in the bitter row over pay, pensions and conditions.

The NUT vowed to step up their campaign of industrial action at their annual conference in Brighton.

Delegates backed a priority motion which calls on the union to co-ordinate national strike action in the week beginning Monday, June 23, if ''significant'' progress is not made in resolving the long-running dispute.

The NUT has said it would not rule out more than one day of strikes, and the resolution also left the door open for further action in the autumn.

The move leaves hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across England and Wales facing the prospect of school closures and disruption to lessons.

The Department for Education has previously condemned the union's strike action, saying it disrupts families and holds back children's education.

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