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Charity workers strike back at Quarriers

Issue No. 2269

Hundreds of workers at social care charity Quarriers in Glasgow struck against huge pay cuts on Tuesday of last week.

The workers, members of the Unison union, face 19 percent pay cuts if they sign new contacts by 23 September. If not, they will lose 23 percent.

Over 300 strikers and supporters rallied at lunchtime. Speakers included Grahame Smith from the Scottish TUC.

People who rely on the services the workers provide also spoke at the rally, offering their support for the strikes as the workers had always supported them.

One worker of ten years said she would lose £4,500 from her salary.

Several women strikers talked about how they would have to take jobs in Tesco to afford their mortgages.

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Tue 13 Sep 2011, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2269
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