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Nursery nurses protest over pay in Swansea

by Huw Pudner
Issue No. 2349

Nursery nurses in Swansea schools held a protest outside County Hall last week over the loss of thousands of pounds from their pay.

This followed a “single status review”.

Under the new conditions around 170 nursery nurses and classroom assistants will face swingeing pay cuts and reduced hours of work.

According to Unison union regional official Eddie Gabrielson the low-paid workers could lose between £3,000 and £4,000 from their yearly salary.

The workers, mainly young and female, are very angry at what they see as a betrayal of schools and education workers by the Labour-controlled council.

200 march in Portsmouth

Some 200 protesters marched through heavy rain on Saturday of last week to demand that all Portsmouth’s Sure Start childcare centres are kept open.

Tory MP Penny Mordaunt hypocritically turned up to the protest and was condemned by speakers and protesters.

Jon Woods

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Tue 16 Apr 2013, 19:00 BST
Issue No. 2349
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