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Government seeks High Court ban on sixth-form strike plan

A strike tomorrow by sixth form college lecturers in England is being challenged by the government at the High Court.

Members of the National Union of Teachers in England plan a one-day strike on Tuesday over "inadequate funding" in sixth-form colleges.

Some 86% of 1,689 sixth-form college members who voted, in a 44% turnout, backed the strike call.

Ministers say the dispute, which is about the funding of colleges, is political rather than a genuine trade dispute.

Ben Moore reports.

  • 14 Mar 2016