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Glasgow Secondary Schools Strikes Off

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Remaining Glasgow secondary school strike dates off as staff vote to accept new deal

Cleaners and janitors employed by Glasgow City Council contractor AMEY in thirty secondary schools have called off strike action after agreeing a new pay offer.

Three-quarters of GMB members accepted fresh terms which will see cleaners pay increase by 6.4 per cent and janitorial pay increase by between 4 per cent and 5.5 per cent.

The offer made by their employer AMEY will see staff paid to comparable levels as their directly employed council colleagues.

GMB Scotland Organiser John Slaven said: “This is a hard-fought win secured by our members strength and solidarity, and it shines a light on the vital roles cleaners and janitors play in the safe and secure running of our schools.

“This agreement is also a big step forward in our fight to end two-tier pay in our public services, because everyone should be valued properly and fairly for the work they do, and rest assured GMB will keep fighting to make work better for Scotland’s key workers.”


Contact: GMB Scotland Organiser, John Slaven on 07506 703978 or GMB Scotland Communications on 07975 447077.