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Nursery nurses

Issue No. 1846

SOME 140 nursery nurses who are members of Unison in Kirklees schools struck last Friday. The action is in support of a pay regrading claim. The strikers got support from parents, colleagues and members of the public. A local radio station could find no parents willing to criticise the nursery nurses at one of the biggest schools affected.

There were morning picket lines on many schools across Kirklees, and over 60 school nurseries were closed. The strikers then held petitioning sessions across Kirklees followed by a rally. They voted at the rally for another three days of strikes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

The resolve of the strikers has been increased by the council's refusal to enter meaningful talks and the lies they have spread about the pay offer.

Send messages of support to Kirklees Unison, 20 Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP. Fax 01484 450 174.

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Sat 12 Apr 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1846
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