Socialist Worker

Care workers call nine days of strikes

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2392

Care workers in Glasgow are preparing for a series of 72-hour strikes.

The Unison union members are battling council bosses’ imposition of longer shifts, pay cuts of up to £1,500 a year and enforced worse job roles. 

They escalated their action at a recent mass meeting, calling nine days of strikes. 

These are set to begin on Friday of next week if there is no “acceptable settlement” of the dispute.

One senior Unison residential steward told Socialist Worker, “Our members are bursting with confidence since the last strike. 

“The council are going to have to come up with something good.”

The strength of the action so far has rattled bosses. 

They have engaged in talks to try and avoid more strikes—and more talks were expected this week.


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