Socialist Worker

Five schools in Dunbartonshire shut by strike

Issue No. 2492

EIS members lobby the Scottish Funding Council

EIS members lobby the Scottish Funding Council (Pic: Richie Bissett)

TEACHERS in West Dunbartonshire struck for 24 hours over cuts on Thursday of last week, shutting all five secondary schools in the council area.The teachers rejected the council’s latest offer by nine to one.

The EIS union members staged their second walkout this year in a dispute withith education chiefs. Planned cuts of over £600,000 will see faculties introduced in schools and the loss of four deputy head teacher posts.

Glasgow City Unison branch voted to donate £250 in solidarity with the teachers last week. The EIS warned another strike could take place within the next fortnight.

Send solidarity messages to




If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.