WEB POLL Dozens of Mansfield and Ashfield schools to close for 30th November strike

NMAC11-3179-1''Members of the  Mansfield Socialist Party pictured during their demonstration in Mansfield Market Place on Saturday
NMAC11-3179-1''Members of the Mansfield Socialist Party pictured during their demonstration in Mansfield Market Place on Saturday
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FOURTEEN secondary schools and at least 75 primary and junior schools in the area will be closed tomorrow (30th November) as teachers join other public sector workers on strike.

Mansfield and Ashfield are braced for the biggest strike in a generation as workers walk out in their bitter dispute with the Government over pensions.

Union bosses say the pension changes will see public sector employees working longer and paying more, but ministers have accused them of being militant and ‘itching for a fight’.

For more on the strike see Wednesday’s Chad.

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The following schools have informed Nottinghamshire County Council they will be closed all day on 30th November unless indicated:

Abbey Primary School, Mansfield; Abbey Hill Primary and Nursery, Kirkby; All Saints’ Infant C of E, Sutton; All Saints Catholic School, Mansfield; Annesley Primary and Nursery School, Annesley Woodhouse; Ashfield School; Beech Hill School, Mansfield; Berry Hill Primary, Mansfield; Birklands Primary and Nursery School, Warsop; Blidworth Oaks Primary School; Bracken Hill School, Kirkby; Carsic Primary School, Sutton; Church Vale Primary School, Mansfield; Crescent Primary School, Mansfield; Croft Primary School, Sutton; Crompton View Primary School, Bilsthorpe; Cuckney Primary School; Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School, Sutton; Daneswood Junior School, Sutton; Dukeries College, Ollerton; Eastlands Junior School, Meden Vale; Ethel Wainwright Primary School & Nursery, Mansfield; Farmilo Primary School & Nursery, Pleasley; Farnsfield St Michaels Primary School; Forest Glade Primary School, Sutton; Forest Town Primary School; Forest View Junior School, New Ollerton; Fountaindale School, Mansfield; Greenwood Primary and Nursery School, Kirkby; Halam CofE Primary School; Healdswood Infant and Nursery School, Skegby; Heathlands Primary School, Rainworth; Hetts Lane Infant and Nursery School, Warsop; High Oakham Primary School, Mansfield; Hillocks Primary and Nursery School, Sutton; Holly Hill Primary School, Selston; Holly Primary School, Mansfield; Huthwaite All Saints CofE (Aided) Infant School; Greenwood Primary & Nursery School, Kirkby; Hillocks Primary School, Sutton; Intake Farm Primary School & Nursery, Mansfield; Jacksdale Primary School; Jeffries Primary and Nursery School, Sutton; John Davies Primary School, Sutton; John T Rice Infant & Nursery School, Mansfield; King Edwin Primary and Nursery School, Edwinstowe; Kingsway Primary School, Kirkby; Kirkby College; Kirkby Woodhouse School - Partially closed (open to Year Six pupils only); Kirklington Primary School; Lake View Primary and Nursery School, Rainworth; Leamington Primary School, Sutton; Leas Park Junior School, Mansfield Woodhouse; Lowe’s Wong Infant School, Southwell; Lowe’s Wong Anglican Methodist Junior School, Southwell; Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School, Sutton; Minster School, Southwell; Maun Infant & Nursery School, New Ollerton; Meden School, Warsop; Morven Park Primary School, Kirkby; Netherfield Infant and Nursery School, Mansfield - Closed all day; Newgate Lane Primary School, Mansfield; Newlands Junior School, Forest Town; Newstead Primary School; Northfield Primary and Nursery School, Mansfield; Ollerton Primary School; Priestsic Primary and Nursery School; Quarrydale Foundation School, Sutton; Ravenshead CofE Primary School; Redgate School, Mansfield; Robin Hood Primary and Nursery School, Mansfield Woodhouse; Rosebrook Primary School, Mansfield; Samuel Barlow Primary and Nursery School, Clipstone; Selston Arts and Community College; Selston Bagthorpe Primary School; Sherwood Junior School, Warsop; St Andrew’s C of E Primary School, Sutton; St Edmund’s CofE Primary School, Mansfield; St Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School, Boughton; St Mary Magdalene Primary School, Sutton; St Patrick’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School, Mansfield; St Philip Neri with St Bede Primary & Nursery, Mansfield; Sutton Centre Community College; Sutton Nursery Centre; Walesby C of E Primary School; Wynndale Primary School, Mansfield.