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3. To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government has taken to bring the strike action by teachers to an end. (S6F-01716)
To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government has taken to bring the strike action by teachers to an end.
Last week, the First Minister, talking about Humza Yousaf, said something about how there had not been any strikes because—she thinks—he is so brilliant. In contrast, in education, we have Shirley-Anne Somerville and the first teachers strike in 40 years. The strike means chaos for hundreds and thousands of parents and carers and pupils, and yet the cabinet secretary shows no energy or...
Conservative MSP for Central Scotland, Former Conservative MP for Stirling
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election
Also represented Stirling
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.