School & Nursery Staff Strike

South and North Lanarkshire are amongst 9 Scottish Councils whose school and nursery staff are to go on strike for three days next month in a brewing row over pay. 

Unison and the GMB said their members will strike on 6, 7 and 8 September after talks with council body Cosla failed to reach an agreement. The unions represent workers including school catering staff, cleaners, caretakers, teaching assistants and early years practitioners.

Local authorities had initially proposed a 3.5% increase before increasing their offer to 5%, with the minimum hourly rate also to be raised to £10.50.

But unions have said there is not enough detail about how it will affect the lowest paid workers.

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