Glasgow Workers Serve Strike Notice On Glasgow City Council Over Equal Pay Scandal
Over 8,000 workers in Glasgow City Council (GCC) will take strike action later this month over a failure by their employer to progress negotiations for the settlement of second wave equal pay claims.
GMB and Unison submitted a statutory notice for industrial action on GCC today (Wednesday 3 October), confirming forty-eight hours of strike action on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October.
The strike action will affect home care, schools and nurseries, education and cleaning and catering services across the city.
GMB Scotland Organiser Rhea Wolfson said: “Our members are striking against decades of unresolved sex discrimination and because they can see the same roadblocks to justice being put in place by council officials yet again.
Our members have demonstrated, they have marched and they will bring this City to a standstill in their fight to get their employer to progress negotiations over the settlement of their equal pay claims.
They have been robbed of hundreds of millions, if not billions of pounds – no one should be surprised that we are on the brink of strike action.”
Mary Dawson, UNISON Glasgow Chair, added: “Our members are now standing up and fighting back. Low paid workers, mostly women who have had enough.
We have given the council ten months to make progress on addressing the historical discrimination suffered by these workers.
However, the council has agreed nothing, offered nothing and all we have had are meetings about meetings and talks about talks. It’s time for some action.”
Rhea Wolfson, GMB Scotland Organiser 07850575023
Hazel Nolan GMB Scotland Organiser 07921885786
Mandy McDowall Unison Regional Officer 07903846427
Brian Smith Unison Branch Secretary 07870914361