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Three-day school strike is called off; NEWS WIRE.

A PLANNED three-day strike at a Merseyside school, sparked by a row over teachers' pay, has been called off.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) said it had reached a "sensible resolution" with managers at Chesterfield High School, in Crosby.

More than 50 teachers were expected to walk out today, tomorrow and Thursday.

The NUT claimed the school's headteacher and governors had broken previous promises about pay rises, leaving staff out of pocket.

They went on strike in July and this week's planned walkout would have marked a major escalation of the dispute.

NUT regional secretary Peter Middleman said: "We are pleased to have reached a sensible resolution of our concerns about pay determinations from 2015 and our focus will now turn to ensuring that 2016 decisions are made in accordance with the letter and spirit of earlier agreements."

The union added: "The walkout had been called by 55 teachers at the academy school who were angry at a decision by local governors to misapply rules about pay progression."

The suspension of the strike means an open evening at the school on Thursday will go ahead without disruption.

Chesterfield has nearly 1,200 pupils and became an Academy in 2011.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 27, 2016
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