The Herald Wed 20 August 2008
"More than 150,000 local government workers are expected to bring core services across Scotland to a standstill today in the biggest day of industrial action for several years.
Hundreds of schools, leisure centres and libraries across the country are due to close, with ferry services, burials and refuse collections cancelled, and social work and emergency services provided to only the most vulnerable in an unprecedented multi-union 24-hour strike over pay.
A further 5000 Scottish Government civil servants who are members of the Public and Commercial Services union are today taking a second day of strike action." more...