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Collections cancelled as Scotland strikes

Refuse collections across Scotland have been cancelled or reduced today as 150,000 public sector workers strike over pay. The action has been organised by unions Unite, Unison and the GMB in response to a local government pay offer of a 2.5% rise over three years, which is below the 4.4% inflation rate. Other public services such as schools, care centres and ferries are also affected, with picket lines and rallies taking place across the country.Unison ...