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Glasgow homelessness caseworkers call budget protest

Issue No. 2460

Glasgow homelessness caseworkers are supporting a call to protest on Wednesday of next week when the Tory emergency budget is announced.

The Unison union members have been on all-out strike for 14 weeks. 

They are fighting to be regraded and paid equal to other council workers who have similar responsibilities but are paid up to £5,000 a year more.

Striker and Unison rep Chris told Socialist Worker, “It’s a good day to focus on with the Tories putting through more draconian cuts. And this Labour council should be opposing them, not implementing them.

“Homeless people are suffering. It’s a disgrace they haven’t come back with an offer to end this dispute.”

Chris said Scottish National Party (SNP) members had given the strike strong support.Glasgow MP Anne McLaughlan has visited their picket line. 

“If all seven Glasgow MPs came out in our support it would help heap on the pressure, but that hasn’t been forthcoming as yet,” Chris said.

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Tue 30 Jun 2015, 16:20 BST
Issue No. 2460
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