Council staff vote on strike
A trade union has brought forward a strike ballot that could have implications for people living in Castlemilk, Toryglen, King’s Park and Croftfoot.
GMB Scotland made the move after Glasgow City Council served employees a 90-day notice period of changes to terms of employment.
The union estimates that the contract changes could cost workers £500 per year.
They say one of the changes will end council workers’ right to bank holidays, incorporating them into annual leave.
Union organiser Alex McLuckie said: “Council workers have seen their living standards decimated by years of pay freezes and increases that haven’t kept pace with the cost of living.
“The issuing of the 90 days’ notice means the council has now declared war on low-paid workers who are already struggling after years of cuts to jobs and services.
“Politicians had intimated that they wanted to talk to us but instead they have fired the first salvo in what is going to be a bruising battle.
“GMB Scotland will now bring forward our industrial action ballot. Notice will be served this coming week.”