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29 May 2004
THIS MONTH is the sixth anniversary of the government's childcare strategy...
15 May 2004
AFTER TEN weeks of all-out action there are still 2,500 nursery nurses on strike in Scotland. Nursery nurses who are organised in UNISON have put up a magnificent fight to achieve their demands: a wage that recognises the increased responsibilities...
1 May 2004
Nursery Nurses: : AFTER EIGHT weeks of strike action, nursery nurses were left feeling outraged and betrayed by the decision of the national UNISON leadership to abandon the fight for a national pay and conditions deal for nursery nurses and thereby attempt to end the strike...
10 April 2004
The nursery nurses' strike in Scotland is still holding firm. Over 4,000 nursery nurses are now in their sixth week of strike action...
3 April 2004
MORE THAN 4,000 nursery nurses across Scotland are entering their fifth week of all-out strike action as we go to press. With 80% still out on strike, the local government employers, New Labour-dominated CoSLA, completely miscalculated the energy...
13 March 2004
Scottish nursery nurses: ONE OF Scotland's most significant disputes for many years has escalated dramatically recently. Almost 5,000 nursery nurses, overwhelmingly women, are in their second week of all-out strike across Scotland's local authorities...
31 January 2004
AFTER EIGHT months of industrial action by Scotland's nursery nurses, their union, UNISON is preparing to ballot for an all-out indefinite strike from March...
11 October 2003
NURSERY NURSES in Scotland are angry and disappointed. After five months of industrial action by Scotland's nursery nurses the employers' body Cosla (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) have walked...
19 July 2003
KIRKLEES NURSERY nurses recently won a regrading battle through strike action. Like their fellow workmates in Tower Hamlets, this victory was only achieved by a hard-hitting and united combination of strikes,...
12 July 2003
Tower Hamlets (east London) nursery nurses have won their regrading claim. The council eventually backed down and have agreed to pay them approximately £20,000 a year without deductions for the school...
24 May 2003
THE INCREASINGLY bitter pay battle by nursery nurses in Kirklees, Yorkshire is rapidly reaching a conclusion - in the union's favour, writes Mike Forster, joint chief education steward, Kirklees UNISON, (personal capacity).
10 May 2003
NURSERY NURSES in Kirklees, West Yorkshire have voted to escalate their strike action. Following the Easter holidays, a mass meeting decided overwhelmingly to strike for a week from 12 to 16 May...
12 April 2003
NURSERY NURSES were out on picket lines in front of schools all over Kirklees on 4 April. The pickets were reassured by the tremendous support they got from parents and passers by, writes Jackie Grunsell.
26 October 2001
Waltham Forest: THREE HUNDRED people marched in Waltham Forest, north-east London from the town square to the town hall to protest about cuts in social services. It was extremely lively and noisy, writes Simon Donovan, Chair Waltham Forest UNISON.
15 June 2001
ON 16 JUNE, nursery nurses in Kirklees, Yorkshire will once again be taking to the streets to collect more signatures in support of their local pay claim...
2 February 2001
AS A nursery worker in Hackney I am disgusted at the managers in Hackney. Their attitude is deplorable. They are arrogant, self-opinionated fools, writes A Hackney UNISON member.
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