Socialist Worker

Council workers in Glasgow and Sheffield prepare for pay action

Issue No. 2385

Social work residential workers in Glasgow were considering plans for industrial action as Socialist Worker went to press.

This follows a 74 percent vote for action.

The Unison union members are angry at their city council bosses’ attempt to change shift patterns and cut shift allowances.

The plans could mean some workers losing up to £1,500 a year.

Meanwhile, members of the Unison and GMB unions at Sheffield council have overwhelmingly voted to reject bosses’ pay proposals.

This followed a mass meeting of council workers last month.

The bosses’ proposal will leave some around £3,000 worse off over three years.

Unison said it is preparing to ballot members for industrial action if this latest proposal is imposed.


If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

News
Tue 7 Jan 2014, 16:54 GMT
Issue No. 2385
Share this article


Tags



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