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School closures to go ahead despite two of three unions suspending strike plans

  • Two unions, Unite and GMB, have suspended strike action next week, while Unison has refused the latest pay offer. This has resulted in school closures for three days as staff, including cleaners and caretakers, walk out over pay.
  • Unite the union has decided to suspend strike action in order to ballot its membership on a new offer from councils. Graham McNab, Unite’s lead negotiator for local government, stated that the union's local government committee has agreed to suspend the scheduled strike action for next week.
  • Despite the suspension of strike action by Unite and GMB, schools will still be affected as Unison continues to reject the latest pay offer.
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