Date: Fri 6 July 2007
Social care staff action postponed
The action planned by 600 Social Care staff in Glasgow in a dispute
over job-grading has been postponed until a mass meeting of the
staff on Tuesday, UNISON said today.
Ronnie Stevenson, UNISON' s Glasgow Convenor of Social Work stewards
said "Instead of rushing to the negotiating table, the council have
rushed to the courts to use the anti-trade union laws. At the eleventh
hour they threaten to force staff to choose between striking or
taking no action by legally challenging any action short of strike.
"We intend to put this new threat to our members on Tuesday and
have therefore postponed any action until after that meeting.
"It is bizarre that the trade union is suggesting that valuable
caring staff should carry on doing at least part of their jobs,
whilst the council employers try to force a strike, which will cut
the support for the most vulnerable."
For Further Information Please Contact: Ronnie Stevenson
(Convenor - Glasgow SW stewards) 07803 952 262(m) Brian Smith (Secretary
- Glasgow SW Stewards) 07870 914 361 (m) Mandy McDowall (Regional
Officer) 07903 846 427(m) Chris Bartter (Communications Officer)
0771 558 3729(m)