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Glasgow council workers’ strike to save pay enters 15th week

by a Glasgow Unison steward
Issue No. 2147

The Glasgow community service supervisors’ strike is now in its 15th week and the city-wide Unison union branch ballot is continuing.

Around 10,000 Unison members are being consulted on three days of strike action at the end of April to defend several hundred workmates who will face pay cuts when single status pay protection ends.

Send messages of support and donations for the community service strikers to Glasgow City Unison, 18 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1LH or [email protected]

Over 30 library assistants who were sent home last week by Culture and Sport Glasgow – the arms length company that runs the council leisure services – have returned to work after a meeting of Unison union members voted to accept new proposals on duties.

Management have now accepted that library assistants will only partially complete a sickness absence form when co-workers phone in sick. However they will not now be expected to ask for the reasons why individuals are sick.

The library assistants will not be involved in implementing the absence management policy which management accepts is a task to be performed by higher graded workers.

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Tue 14 Apr 2009, 18:56 BST
Issue No. 2147
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