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Date: Thurs 26 July 2007

Social care staff strike continues

The strike of over 550 social care workers in Glasgow is to continue after talks adjourned with no resolution today.

Mike Kirby, UNISON Glasgow Branch Convenor said "There was no offer on the table that would have resolved the immediate dispute, but we agreed to continue the talks on Monday."

The workers, who are angry about the results of a job evaluation that doesn't reflect the responsibilities of the job they carry out, have been on strike since Tuesday of this week. They meet tomorrow.

Mike Kirby says that there is evidence that more staff are joining the strike. "Rather than the misinformation about lack of support put out by the employers," he said "The evidence is that more staff are joining the strike, so we now have over 90% of those affected out."


Note for editors: The Fieldwork Social Care Workers voted by 96% for action short of a strike. In a second ballot they voted by 87% for strike action.

For Further Information Please Contact: Mike Kirby (Convenor - Glasgow City Branch UNISON 07803 952 261 (m) Mandy McDowall (Regional Officer) 07903 846 427(m) Chris Bartter (Communications Officer) 0771 558 3729(m)