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Strike dates confirmed for Glasgow and East Renfrewshire Schools

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Strike dates confirmed for Glasgow and East Renfrewshire schools as COSLA pay talks continue

GMB Scotland has today (Tuesday 23 August) confirmed strike action for schools and early years services in Glasgow City Council and East Renfrewshire Council.

The strikes will start at 00.00 hours Tuesday 6 September and run each day until 23.59 hours Thursday 8 September, which means three days of action on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday by GMB members in cleaning, janitorial, catering and pupil support services.

Formal notices were served to the respective council Chief Executives for the withdrawal of over 1,200 staff in Glasgow and 150 staff in East Renfrewshire.

GMB Scotland Senior Organiser for Public Services Keir Greenaway said: “These latest strike dates are a direct response by our members to the ongoing failure by political leaders to confront the biggest cost of living crisis in forty years.

“It is ridiculous that we are six months down the line since staff rejected the initial 2 per cent and unions are still trying to get an offer on the table that could help mitigate working poverty for tens of thousands of key workers in local government.

“Our members in schools and early years are among the lowest paid in our councils yet deliver vital services that support our kids’ education, help keep them fed, and their schools clean and safe – all too often they are forgotten workers of the Scottish education system.

“They deserved to be valued so much better, and they need to be too if they are able to survive the scourge of soaring inflation and energy bills in the weeks and months to come.”


Contact: GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077 or email