FOLLOWING ON from two weeks of national strike action, nursery nurses in Scotland are now taking a rolling programme of selective strike action to win a regrading claim of up to £4,000 per year. Nursery nurses in Ayrshire, Inverclyde, Shetland and Orkney took two days of strike action last week.
Unison, the workers' union, plans to continue calling different regions out week by week until they reach a settlement. Around 5,000 workers have been involved in what has been for many their first taste of strike action. Strikes were set to hit the Highland region on Wednesday and Thursday of this week which will close up to 50 nursery schools. Workers will take to the streets on Thursday to lobby the regional council headquarters.