Teachers at a Hyndburn school have gone on strike in protest at job losses.
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School in Oswaldtwistle has announced 18 redundancies from across its areas of staffing over the past year. NUT members went on strike on Wednesday and were due to continue the action today, although the school remained open.
Avis Gilmore, NUT regional secretary, told the Observer their members had been left "frustrated" and "angry" by the redundancies, which will come into force at the end of the summer term.
The NUT gave notice of balloting for strike action on June 18. The redundancy process has seen 12 compulsory redundancies and six voluntary redundancies from across staffing areas this year.
The school has blamed the cuts on a lack of primary school pupils in the area and changes in government funding. Headteacher Paul Trickett said of 69 teaching staff, 21 were members of the NUT.
He said: "It’s only the NUT that have a problem with anything going on in terms of redundancies.
"We have worked with the unions at every stage. We had an extensive consultation period in February and the process was agreed as fair and open."