Edinburgh Evening News: Thousands of pupils stay home as strike closes city schools
24 September 2008
THOUSANDS of school pupils in the Capital stayed at home today as industrial action again forced schools to close their doors.
Council workers are striking over pay for the second time in two months.
A total of 25 primary schools, three nurseries and six special schools in Edinburgh are closed during the 24-hour strike, with a further 16 secondary schools and 12 primaries and nurseries open only to certain year groups.
Industrial action on August 20 closed schools on the first day of the new term and crippled scores of vital services across the city.
Union leaders today called for further local government strike action after pay talks left them "extremely disappointed".
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