Wednesday, 20 August 2008

BBC News: Council strike sparks disruption

BBC News | Scotland:
Page last updated at 14:08 GMT, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 15:08 UK

"Local services including schools, bin collections and ferry crossings have been disrupted as thousands of council workers staged a 24 walk-out over pay.

Up to 150,000 members of the GMB, Unite and Unison unions joined the dispute across the country after rejecting a 2.5% pay deal over three years.

The local government umbrella group Cosla said it was willing to meet with unions to discuss the dispute."


Also: Read Brian Taylor's blog on Labour MSPs support for the pay claim...

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