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Thur 18 Mar 2004

Nursery nurses go Forth to cross boundaries -even if CoSLA doesn't want their pay to!!

Some of UNISON's striking nursery nurses in the Lothians and Fife are taking part in a walk across the Forth Road Bridge - crossing the Edinburgh/Fife council boundary tomorrow (Friday), in order to demonstrate the absurdity of local settlements, and to re-emphasise their solidarity in striking for a national settlement.

Nursery nurses from Edinburgh, Mid, East and West Lothian Councils (from the South) and Fife Council (from the North) will set off across the Forth at the same time and meet each other in the middle. The nursery nurses will assemble at South Queensferry car park side of the Forth Road Bridge and North Queensferry side at 10.00am to walk across bridge at 10.30am on Friday 19 March 2004 and hopefully meet in the middle!

Barbara Foubister (a striking nursery nurse from Edinburgh City) said "We are demonstrating that nursery nurses are the same across borders - a nursery nurse is the same in Fife as in the Lothians. That's why they need a national settlement. We are also showing how united we are."

It is thought that this may be the start of a number of cross-border events.


[Note to Editors and Photo Editors: The nursery nurses will be available for interview and photographs at both sides of the Forth Road Bridge from 10.00am and in the middle when they meet (as long as you don't make them cause an obstruction.)

For Further Information Please Contact: Edinburgh City Branch office on 0131 220 5655 or Fife Branch office 01592 412222 Barbara Foubister (Lothians) 07763 940 634(m) or Liz Hunter (Fife) 01592 861 503 Carol Ball (Chair Nursery Nurse WP) 07803 952263 (m) Joe Di Paola (Scottish Organiser - Local Govt) 0845 355 0845(w) 07990 505698(m) Chris Bartter (Communications Officer) 0845 355 0845(w) 0771 558 3729(m)


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