Most schools in Orkney were closed for three days, 26th, 27th and 28th of September as non teaching school staff, members of the trade union UNISON took industrial action after rejecting the latest pay offer from Local Authority organisation COSLA.
Non-teaching staff (office, catering, auxiliary, janitorial, early years, cleaning) who are absolutely critical to the smooth running of the school will walk out for three days aiming to achieve a fair pay settlement for all staff working at OIC and across Local Government in Scotland.
It looks like School strikes will go ahead on 26, 27 and 28 September.
Workers in Education and early years services across 10 councils in Scotland have voted for industrial action.
Around 40 Unite members including able seamen, base assistants, cooks and technicians will take 24-hour strike action beginning at noon today, Thursday 27 July. The action ends the following day at noon. The latest strike action follows a previous 24-hour stoppage over 26 to 27 June.
“COSLA sit on their hands they, and the Scottish government, are sleep walking towards a second year of industrial action.” said Johanna Baxter, UNISON, “No-one wants to see rubbish piling up on the streets again and schools threatening to close.”
A number of airports will be fully closed including Barra, Benbecula, Dundee, Stornoway, Sumburgh and Tiree. Kirkwall Airport will operate on a limited basis.
Eleven airports covered by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) are to be hit by a series of strike action over the next few weeks.
commencing 19th December 2022 at 00:01 hours and concluding at 23:59 hours
commencing 22nd December 2022 at 00:01 hours and concluding at 23:59 hours
Eleven airports across the HIAL (Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd) Group may be hit by strike action across the festive period: Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick.