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10 September 2003

Rally of support for Nursery Nurses

UNISON, the union representing Scotland's local authority nursery nurses, today announced that there will be a major rally of support for striking nursery nurses in Glasgow on Saturday.

The Rally is taking place on Glasgow Green on Saturday 13 September between 1.00pm and 5.00pm, and will feature supporting speeches from a cross party group: Margaret Jamieson MSP (Lab); Shona Robison MSP (SNP); Elspeth Attwooll MEP (ScotLibDem); Carolyn Leckie MSP (SSP) and Patrick Harvie MSP (Green). Other support will come from local film actor Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot and Gangs of New York) and STUC General Secretary Bill Speirs. The day will also feature stalls, bouncy castles, and entertainment for kids to encourage parents and other supporters to attend.

Carol Ball, Chair of the Nursery Nurses Working Group said

"We have organised this rally and family day to give parents and other trade unionists the opportunity to show their support for our fight. We have received tremendous support for our action from our fellow trade unionists and from the parents of the children in the nurseries. This is both an opportunity for that to be displayed and a small attempt to say thanks for the support already received"

UNISON, along with other unions will be meeting employers CoSLA on the eve of the rally - Friday 12 September. At this meeting it is expected that an offer will be tabled by CoSLA, based on the report of a technical working group already condemned by UNISON as "flawed".


For Further Information Please Contact: Joe Di Paola (UNISON Scottish Organiser Local Government ) 07990 505698(m) 0845 355 0845 (w) Carol Ball (Chair UNISON's Nursery Nurses Working Group) 07803 952263 (m)

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