Message of support to Striking Unison members

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The Northwest Probation & CAFCASS branch of UNISON send its support to the Residential workers in Glasgow City Council, who work in fifteen older people residential units when they strike on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 January, with action beginning late on the evening of Monday 13 January at 10pm.

Our fellow UNISON union members are resisting council plans to cut pay, change job roles and introduce new twelve and a half hour shifts.  The introduction of the new shift rotas will result in 7% wage cuts for 182 workers, out of a workforce of just over 500. 122 full time workers face losing £1495 per year and 60 part timers £794 per year.

UNISON has said

“The Council have tried to bully workers into agreeing to the wage cuts and changes on an individual basis. The Council has been unwilling to reach an agreement with the trade union.

UNISON members do not take this strike action lightly but have been left with no alternative.

The purpose of the strike action is to force the Council to reach a negotiated settlement acceptable to UNISON members.”