Teaching union considers targeting strike action at Nicola Sturgeon’s constituency over pay dispute

Dec 2, 2018 by

SCOTLAND’s largest teaching union is considering targeted strike action in First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s constituency over the bitter dispute on classroom pay.

Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) general secretary Larry Flanagan told colleagues the union could single out schools in seats held by Sturgeon, Education Secretary John Swinney and Finance chief Derek Mackay..

A series of political strikes would mirror the same union’s tactics in the 1980s, when industrial action was taken in areas represented by Scottish Tory MPs during the Thatcher years.

However, a Scottish Conservative spokesman criticised the EIS: “The real victims of strike action will be the children. It’s extremely worrying to learn of this aggressive and targeted approach.

“Pupils and parents can’t be held responsible for living in these seats, yet they are the ones who stand to lose the most. There will be very little public sympathy with this approach.”

Source: Teaching union considers targeting strike action at Nicola Sturgeon’s constituency over pay dispute | HeraldScotland

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