nursery nurses - taking stock


After nearly two months on all-out strike representatives of Scottish nursery nurses met on 20 April to take stock of the situation. In 12 of the 32 authorities branches have made local agreements with their employers. The agreements differ from employer to employer and, although they improve current pay and conditions, they are not close to the pay claim.

This has left nursery nurses in 20 branches still on strike. They will be considering with their members whether to also reach local agreements or persevere with the Scotland-wide claim. Local unions and the public have been supportive, sending donations to supplement the strike pay funded nationally. In England and Wales many branches have sent donations but, given the amount in branch reserves, much more might still be sent.

Delegates will meet in Glasgow at the end of the month to decide on tactics for the next phase of struggle.