Glasgow cleaning employees to stage depot protests over pay dispute

Glasgow’s cleaning employees are set to stage extra protests on Friday afternoon as a part of their marketing campaign for a much bigger pay improve.

Members of the GMB commerce union say they won’t be put in the course of a “political soccer area” by the Scottish and UK Governments as they stand in solidarity with cleansing staff throughout Scotland in addition to different sectors threatening strike motion within the wake of the price of dwelling disaster.

Final week the outcomes of a poll confirmed that Glasgow is about to be hit by strike motion which may impression cleaning, catering, janitorial, help workers and cleaners after employees rejected a 2 p.c pay improve by COSLA.

READ MORE: Glasgow set for strike action as workers reject 2 per cent pay offer

GMB convenor Chris Mitchell says the workforce is staging the protests, which can be held throughout the day by employees not on shift on the Western Depot, to show they’re keen to take industrial motion.

Mr Mitchell stated: “We as working class residents won’t be positioned within the crossfire in a political soccer match.

“The UK and the Scottish authorities ought to actually be ashamed of the therapy of public sector employees relating to releasing funds to extend the two per cent pay minimize, not pay rise. There ought to be no questions requested throughout a price of dwelling disaster and popping out of a worldwide pandemic and nonetheless we’re being handled unfairly with no respect being proven.

“We are going to take industrial motion proper throughout Scotland as a result of now we have merely had sufficient. Over the subsequent few weeks GMB department 40 will proceed to marketing campaign and name on all events to help this as I’ve stated this 2 p.c is insulting and a nationwide scandal.”

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The convenor can be calling out the UK and Scottish Governments for not with the ability to resolve the matter and placing members of the commerce union in the course of a political debate.

He added: “We’re in the course of this for some unusual purpose which is completely unfair. The movies that we’re doing is to indicate that we’re keen to take industrial motion if there isn’t an elevated supply by COSLA. We’re low paid employees and we’re struggling.

“I’ve an electrical energy metre and when it beeps meaning it’s working out of cash. I don’t assume the politicians who’re debating over who’s going to offer COSLA more cash hear their metre bleep.”

COSLA was approached for remark however stated it didn’t have a press release to make at the moment. The Scottish Authorities and Glasgow Metropolis Council have additionally been approached.



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