600,000 children face being shut out of school by strike action after unions ... trends now

600,000 children face being shut out of school by strike action after unions ... trends now
600,000 children face being shut out of school by strike action after unions ... trends now

600,000 children face being shut out of school by strike action after unions ... trends now

600,000 children face being shut out of school by strike action after unions reject £90 MILLION offer Hundreds of schools to close next week after union rejected ‘best and final’ pay offer

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Hundreds of schools across Scotland are set to close next week after a union rejected the ‘best and final’ pay offer.

Unison members will walk out next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in industrial action that could affect most of Scotland’s 800,000 schoolchildren.

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) said its ‘significantly improved in-year offer’ would mean workers on the Scottish local government living wage receiving an in-year uplift of about £2,000, or almost 10 per cent.

An extra £90million was found for the latest offer, including £10million allocated by council leaders in the previous offer on September 13.

Unison said wage offer would mean job cuts

Unison said wage offer would mean job cuts

But Unison, which represents school staff including cleaners and janitors, rejected the deal and said strikes will go ahead. 

It is believed the offer will be put to members with the recommendation that they reject it.

The Unite and the GMB unions are still considering the deal.

Unison Scotland head of local government Johanna Baxter said: ‘This revised offer is far too little, too late.

‘Strikes will therefore proceed next week. We cannot agree to a pay offer that will result in

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