23 June 2003
UNISON Nursery Nurses in National Demonstration
- Tuesday 24 June.
UNISON nursery nurses from across Scotland will tomorrow
-Tuesday 24 June- participate in a national demonstration in Glasgow
to mark the successful first phase of action in support of their
pay and grading claim.
Assembling Blythswood Square, Glasgow 1.pm
Marching off: 1.15pm
Arriving Glasgow Green: 2pm
Speakers at Glasgow Green:
Dave Anderson, UNISON National President
Matt Smith, UNISON Scottish Secretary
Christina MacAnea, UNISON National
Secretary Educational Services
Speaking today UNISON's Scottish Secretary Matt Smith
said: "Tomorrow's demonstration is the culmination of the
first phase of the nursery nurses action in support of their long
standing pay and grading claim. UNISON's nursery nurses are resolute,
and will be determining further action after tomorrow's march and
rally. The first wave of action has demonstrated that the nursery
nurses are dedicated, hardworking and conscientious professionals.
But they will pursue their re-grading claim until they gain recognition
for their professional status, and secure fair pay".
Matt Smith added: "It is disappointing that
the employer COSLA has not changed its position. UNISON has been
overwhelmed by the public support for nursery nurses. It's a shame
COSLA is failing to recognise this and moving to end the dispute".
For Further Information Please Contact: Carol Ball (Chair-Nursery
Nurse Working Party) - 0141-552 7069(o) 07803 952263(m) Joe Di Paola
(Scottish Organiser - Local Govt) - 0845 355 0845(o) 07990 505 698(m)
Angela Lynes (Scottish NEC member) 0141-552 7069(o) 07979 522 606(m)
Chris Bartter (Communications Officer) 0845 355 0845(w) 0771 558
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