I work in a special school (admin). I'll admit, I think our teachers get paid well. But I'd have no problem paying them more. Can you put a price on the people who you trust to educate your child? The people who spend 30 plus hours a week with your child? I think they deserve some respect. The higher the salary the better quality educator.
Like every profession there are good and bad. Some of our teachers are lazy (principals deal with these ones!!) but the majority are incredibly committed and do an amazing job. I cannot speak highly enough of my staff, they deal with being spat on, bitten, kicked etc, yet the continually show our kids respect and care, they're amazing.
I know a strike is inconvenient but, what they are fighting for is your child's education. But I find people get their minds stuck on the whole 'they just want more money' and not read the fine print to see what they're really fighting for.
Bad form that you weren't notified about the school being closed, bl00dy admin people !
Op maybe you could look into joining your school council so you can learn how a school works. ☺️