Socialist Worker

Threat of strikes forces Glasgow City Council back

by Ken Olende
Issue No. 2245

The threat of strikes has defended jobs and conditions at Glasgow City Council.

The council planned to transfer workers at the Glasgow Asylum Support Project to the private sector.

Workers demanded guarantees on their jobs and conditions.

Those workers in the Unison union voted unanimously to strike on a

90 percent turnout.

Unison was due to call action on Thursday of this week. But the council has now agreed not to transfer the staff to private company YPeople.

Instead those who are required to work for YPeople will be temporarily seconded but remain in council employment.

The remaining workers will be redeployed within the council.

Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Article information

Tue 29 Mar 2011, 18:01 BST
Issue No. 2245
Share this article


Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.