MOSCOW, November 24 – RIA Novosti. Almost all schools in Scotland closed on Thursday due to a national strike by educators demanding a 10% pay rise, Sky News reports.
“It concerns <…> almost all schools, both primary and secondary, as well as many municipal kindergartens.
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The report notes that this is the first nationwide strike of educators in Scotland since the 1980s. Only a few elementary schools in Orkney and Shetland remain open.
In the UK, there is a wave of strikes against the backdrop of record inflation in the country. Railroad employees, lawyers, airport employees, postmen and workers in other areas come out to protest.
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