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Workers defeat Glasgow Life's protest ban

by Jim Main
Issue No. 2414

Anger at Glasgow Life

Anger at Glasgow Life (Pic: Duncan Brown)

Up to 100 Unison union members and their supporters protested outside Glasgow City Council Chambers and Kelvingrove Art Gallery last week. 

The workers are in dispute over Commonwealth Games payments. Trade unions representing workers within the council, other council owned companies, bus, rail and underground employers successfully negotiated enhanced payments. 

Glasgow Life, a council-owned company, tried to ban the lunchtime protests. However Glasgow Life’s lawyer failed to convince the Court of Session that the demonstrations were secondary action. 

Unison called off a planned strike, also due to be held last week, because of a threatened legal challenge over wording in strike notification letters.

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Tue 29 Jul 2014, 18:12 BST
Issue No. 2414
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