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Fresh Glasgow council action possible over pay

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2512

Striking janitors in Glasgow

Striking janitors in Glasgow (Pic: Duncan Brown)

Some 150 workers employed by Glasgow City Council-run firm Community Safety Glasgow (CSG) are being consulted by the Unison, Unite and GMB unions on industrial action over a pay review and cuts to unsocial hours pay.

Unions claim that firms such as CSG have been used by the Labour authority to drive down conditions but workers at CSG have fought back.

This year CCTV workers won a 24 percent pay rise after a series of escalating strikes and a backdated pay deal worth an extra £4,000 for January to October this year. Janitors have also been striking.

The consultation on action ends next week but the lesson of the CCTV dispute is clear— striking gets results.

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Tue 12 Jul 2016, 16:48 BST
Issue No. 2512
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