Teachers in England and Northern Ireland are on their fifth strike in recent months today, with many schools closed or understaffed.

The strike is being carried out by the members of the union National Education Union (NEF) with a request that the government sit down at the negotiating table in order to examine the amount of the increases that will be given.

A new teachers’ strike is scheduled for May 2.

Today, moreover, the strikes of civil servants in the service of issuing and renewing passports, as well as of driving examiners, continue.

At the same time, train drivers belonging to the Aslef trade union announced three more days of strike.

Protests will take place on May 12, May 31 and June 3, the day of the FA Cup final at Wembley between Manchester City and United.

The descent of their supporters into London is now expected to be conducted with problems.

In addition, the court ruled illegal the second of two consecutive strike days announced for Monday and Tuesday by NHS nurses.

The court accepted the appeal of the Ministry of Health regarding the expiry of the semester of mobilizations which had been approved after a vote of the members of the nurses’ union.

So now the strike will end on Monday night.