Nursery nurses trickle back

4th June 2004 at 01:00
The 13-week old nursery nurses' dispute between Unison and the local authorities took a further step towards closure as staff in Edinburgh, Fife, Renfrewshire, Borders and Orkney accepted local offers and returned to work. This leaves Glasgow as the only authority still to settle. Nursery nurses have been told that the city council has reached "the end of the road" after a mass meeting rejected its latest offer. It has demanded that a postal ballot be held of all Unison's 1,100 nursery nurse members in the city, after only 732 voted at last week's meeting. The union is holding out for pound;10.13 an hour agreed in 17 other authorities, compared with Glasgow's offer of pound;9.83.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today