Thursday 30th June 2011 - 8:45
Three quarters of Chesterfield schools remain open for business this morning as public sector workers strike. Many though are experiencing disruption as some year groups face a day off whilst others are able to go in for the day.
A list of schools and their status is below though some schools have not yet let us know whether they are open today.
Chesterfield job centre workers, court and driving examiners are also expected to strike today, causing disruption across the town. However the job centre is expected to remain open.
The strike comes after teaching unions NUT and ATL joined other unions including the TUC, UCU and PCS to protest nationwide against plans to change their pension plans proposed by the coalition government. Strikers say that this means they will have to work for longer and pay more contributions. The pension age has already been raised in the country,
The TUC is holding a rally in Chesterfield Town Centre today at 12 noon. All are welcome to attend.
The Chamber of commerce is warning that many parents will suffer today by losing pay as they are forced to take a ay off to loom after their children but did warn that public sector pensions need reform saying that they have "long since faced problems of affordability and reforms to bring them into line with the private sector."
This is the latest list of schools and whether they are closed or open today - in full or in part - released by Derbyshire County Council.
It will be updated during the day as we get more information.
The current list of schools and how they are affected by today's teacher's strike are as follows:
Abercrombie - closed
Arkwright - open
Ashgate Croft - partially open
Ashover - closed
Barlborough - closed
Barrow Hill - open
Baslow St Anne's C of E - open
Birk Hill - closed
Bolsover C of E Junior - open
Bramley Vale - open
Brimington Manor - closed
Brockley - open
Brockwell Juniors - closed
Brockwell Infants - open
Brookfield - open
Castle View - open
Cavendish - open
Cresswell Infants - closed
Creswell Juniors - closed
Deerpark - open
Dronfield Infants - open
Dronfield Juniors - open
Duckmanton - open
Dunston - open
Eckington Camms VA - open
Eckington Juniors - open
Furness Vale - open
Gilbert Heathcote - open
Grassmoor - open
Hady - open
Hasland Infants - open
Hasland Juniors - open
Hasland Hall - open
Heath - open
Henry Bradley - open
Hodthorpe - open
Hollingwood - open
Holly House - open
Holme Hall - open
Holmesdale Infant - open
Hunloke Park - open
Inkersall - open
Killamarsh Juniors - partially open
Killamarsh St Giles VA - open
Marsh Lane - open
Mary Swanwick - open
Netherthore - open
New Whittington - partially open
Newbold C of E Primary - closed
Newbold Community School - partially open
Norbriggs - open
Palterton - open
Pilsley C of E - open
Pilsley Primary - open
Poolsbrook - open
Renishaw - open
Ridgeway - open
Scarcliffe - open
Speedwell - closed
Spire Infants - open
Spire Juniors - open
Springwell - open
St Mary's High School - open
St Mary's Catholic Primary - open
Staveley - open
Temple Normanton - open
The Bolsover school - open
Tupton Hall - open
Tupton Primary - open
Unstone Primary - open
Unstone St Mary's - open
Walton Holymoorside Primary - open
Whitecotes - closed
Whitwell - open
Wigley - open
William Levick - open
William Rhodes - open
Woodthorpe - open
We will update this list as soon as we have more details.
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