Gunfire, volcanoes and pay;Jotter

15th May 1998 at 01:00
FRESH from the first serious round of talks with the EIS on teachers' pay, Elizabeth Maginnis, local authority hitwoman and Edinburgh boss of bosses, was in candid form at the primary heidies. She told them her spring holiday in Sicily had been very pleasant. Mount Etna erupted and the mafia gunned down two more unfortunates. "It was just like the city council or the SJNC," she said.

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