NURSERY NURSES in Scotland plan two days of strikes in all regions next week. Some areas will strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, others on Wednesday and Thursday. The action will include a major protest in Edinburgh on the Wednesday. But the first event is the major rally planned for this Saturday, 13 September, to give other workers and parents the opportunity to join nursery nurses and show their support.
Starting at 1pm on Glasgow Green, it will feature a family day, with many free events laid on for children. There will also be speakers and support from other trade unions. The latest offer from the Scottish local authority employers, dominated by the Labour Party, is completely inadequate. The top pay rate on offer doesn't even meet the bottom of the nursery nurses' claim. Nursery nurses have been taking strike action for almost four months.