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Indefinite strike by Glasgow council workers

Issue No. 2133

Twenty one community service supervisors in Glasgow in the Unison union began an indefinite strike on Tuesday of this week over their single status pay deal.

They supervise the work placements of individuals sentenced to community service by Glasgow courts. They are arguing they should receive a higher grade.

This is the fourth single status dispute in Glasgow. In 2007 social care workers struck for three weeks and day centre workers struck for seven weeks.

In 2008 residential workers voted for indefinite strikes but their dispute was resolved before action began.

It is vital that the strikers receive solidarity from Unison union branches and the wider union movement.

Glasgow City Unison steward
Send donations and messages of support to the Glasgow City Unison office, 18 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1LH

Some 30 Rochdale council workers, who are set to receive large pay cuts under the council’s single status deal, gathered outside the town hall at the end of last year. The workers burned their pay and grading letters.

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Tue 6 Jan 2009, 18:40 GMT
Issue No. 2133
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