SCHOOL staff are poised to take industrial action alongside teachers.

Teaching staff who are members of the NUT are due to strike on July 10 at schools across East Lancashire.

Local union representative for the area, Simon Jones, said the union was in talks with Unison, Unite and the GMB which could lead to support staff joining teachers on the picket line.

Mr Jones said: “The government is still failing to make progress on our trade dispute over pay, pensions and workload.

“The talks are still only about the implementation of Government policies, not about the fundamental issues we believe to be detrimental to education and the profession.

“Strike action is a last resort and we deeply regret the disruption it causes parents and pupils. This date has been chosen to cause minimum disruption to examinations.

“Teaching is one of the best jobs in the world but is being made one of the worst under Michael Gove and the coalition. It is time they listened.”