Teacher strikes - letter to parents

We are writing to you today to confirm that the arrangements outlined in our letter of 17 January regarding the strike action on Thursday will go ahead as no resolution has been found to prevent the industrial action at this time.

All schools within Argyll and Bute will be closed on Thursday 2 February 2023.  All Early Years settings will remain open with the exception of the following:

Arinagour Nursery Unit

Tayvallich Pre 5 (due to Water Board ongoing works)

In addition to the strike action this week, we have also had notification of planned strike action by unions on the 28 February and 1 March 2023.  Due to the strict rules surrounding strike action we will have no alternative option other than to close all our schools on both these days due to the staff numbers involved and we would ask, once again, that you arrange childcare for these days.

Negotiations are ongoing between Scottish Government and Teaching Unions and hopefully a resolution will be found over the coming weeks.


Please note that service buses will continue to operate as normal.

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