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YEAR-LONG NURSERY NURSES DISPUTE ENDS

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Glasgow's nursery nurses have abandoned their industrial action and voted to return to work. ...
Glasgow's nursery nurses have abandoned their industrial action and voted to return to work.

The decision was taken by a vote of 542 to 98.

The decison ends the year-long pay dispute and the most recent indefinite strike action which lasted 95 days.

Steven Purcell, convener of Glasgow's education services said: 'I welcome this settlement but recognise that the length of this dispute and the determination of so many that stayed out on strike sends this council a clear message that nursery nurses felt they were undervalued and I will work 110 per cent to change that perception.

'I am delighted that this dispute is now at an end and hope that we can all work together to provide the first class and professional nursery service that Glasgow deserves.'

The accepted settlement will involve an increase of between 6.8% and 23.1% for nursery staff, determined by their current grade and length of service.

Lump sums of£2,500 will be paid to all staff (pro-rata for part-time staff) to recognise that this dispute has run for more than one year.

The deal represents an new hourly wage rate of£9.83.

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