Glasgow Council Workers vote for industrial action ballot

Red Robin - 19 December 2018

Members of Unite the union and Unison voted overwhelmingly to support a ballot on industrial action at the arms-length body, Glasgow Life.

Unite members voted by 94 per cent in a consultative, while Unison members voted by 87 per cent. The consultative ballots by both unions covers seven Glasgow Life leisure centres those being the Emirates Arena, Gorbals, Springburn, Tollcross, Bellahouston, Kelvin Hall, and Scotstoun.

Unite and Unison pointed to a number of "failings" by Glasgow Life, including "a lack of due diligence towards the welfare of staff, and a failure to consult with staff through elected safety representatives on changes to working patterns." The unions say that imposed changes to the working practices has resulted in "inadequate staffing levels to ensure fire safety and staffing of buildings due to increased working hours."... See more

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