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Nursery Nurses

Issue No. 1867

SOME 5,000 nursery nurses in Scotland were due to begin a week-long strike to pile on the pressure in their battle for decent pay and recognition for the work they do.

That strike is set to begin on Monday of next week unless Scotland's local authorities come up with a new offer. Newly qualified nurses get just £10,000 a year.

The five-day strike will be the first time the workers have all struck together. The action will end in a protest rally at Glasgow Green on Saturday 13 September from 1pm.

The nursery nurses have already held two and three day strikes throughout the summer in different areas.

Nursery nurses in Tower Hamlets, east London have also fought over pay, and won.

They held a three-week all-out indefinite strike in June and July.

They won a pay rise of up to £4,459 a year and forced the New Labour council to retreat.

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Sat 6 Sep 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1867
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