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Strike Office: GMB Strike Office, Fountain House, Woodside Crescent, G3 7UJ
If the below FAQ does not answer your question or you would like more information, please call the Strike Hotline: 07534 995 465
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GMB Glasgow 1
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1. When is the strike?
2. If the strike falls on my days off, what does this mean?
Members should attend a picket line at their workplace but because you are not scheduled to work, you will not lose money. If you are asked to work on those days to cover the strike you should refuse.
3. Why are we going on strike?
GMB and Unison have balloted for strike action due to Glasgow’s failure to resolve historic and ongoing pay inequality in the employee’s terms and conditions.
We want to see real progress in resolving some key issues, including interim payments for those that have been discriminated against.
4. What will happen on strike days?
Members should attend a picket at their workplace from roughly 7am. If you do not have a workplace, you are advised to attend a picket/ protest where 'your work is administered' i.e. Blair Court.
However, more information of picket lines and demonstrations is available via our strike office and strike hotline.
Members will have placards, banners, balloons, high vis's and all different things to show their union colours. These will be available from next week for members to collect from the strike office and members are encouraged to organise amongst other local members to distribute materials amongst colleagues.
5. Do I have to be on a picket line?
6. What if I am in my last year of service?
7. What if I am pregnant?
8. Do I have to tell my employer I am going on strike or taking action short of a strike before the action begins?
9. What if I am on annual leave during the strike?
10. I'm an agency worker, can I join the strike?
11. I'm a temporary worker, can I join the strike?
12. There's a picket at my workplace but I am not on strike, what do I do?
13. My workplace is closed but I’m not on strike, what do I do?
14. What is the law on picketing?
Peaceful picketing is legal. Picketing should be carried out at or near an entrance or exit from a site at which you work. When others who are not in dispute come into work or use these entrances or exits, pickets must not interfere with them.
Picketing is an activity to peacefully persuade members not to go in to work. There will be Picket Supervisors from the union in place on the days of strike action, and further information will be available shortly. Picketing isn’t dangerous and everyone shows that they are serious and united in taking action.
15. I have a job with another Council or employer. What do I do on strike days?
16. I work for Amey as well as Glasgow City Council in a Secondary school, what do I do on strike days?