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Teachers at Belfast primary school to strike tomorrow

Some staff at a Belfast primary school are to go on strike tomorrow

SOME teaching staff at a Belfast primary school are to go on strike tomorrow.

Members of the NASUWT union at St Patrick's Primary School in the New Lodge area of north Belfast are to strike for six days in total this month.

A statement on the Derry branch of the union's website said that the strike aims to "challenge adversarial management practices".

It is understood staff are unhappy with some working practices within the school.

Strike action will take place tomorrow and November 20, 22, 27, 28 and 29.

The statement said "adverse management practices" were affecting the "working conditions and health and welfare of members".

The union has ten members in the school.

St Patrick's was created through the amalgamation of Edmund Rice boys' and Star of the Sea girls' schools in September 2013.

The school has close to 550 pupils.

Since the amalgamation, it has been split across two sites - P1-3 at the former girls' school and P4-7 at the boys' location.

A new school is due to be built by September next year.

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