Tuesday 23 December 2008
Glasgow Community Service Supervisors to strike from 6 January
Community Service Supervisors within Glasgow City Council’s
Social Work Department are set to strike from Tuesday 6 January
UNISON members employed as Community Service Supervisors voted
overwhelmingly in favour of continuous strike action following
the refusal of Glasgow City Council to pay them the right rate
for the job.
UNISON members have been telling the Council for some time now
that their pay is incorrect. Members had been told by the Council
that the new pay and grading system would resolve their issues,
but it has not.
Brian Smith, UNISON Glasgow City Branch said “Members are angry
that despite promises the employers continue to fail to recognise
the job they do and pay them a fair rate for the job. Members
don’t want to take action and cause problems but they have been
left with no other option”.
Community Service Supervisors in Glasgow oversee Community Service
Offenders working in the Community. This strike will mean that
this alternative to Prison Service in Glasgow will stop as of
6 January 2009.
Facts: 21 employees in Glasgow City Council 88.89% ballot turnout
93.75% voted yes to strike action
For further information contact: Brian Smith Mike Kirby
Mandy McDowall UNISON GCC Branch Scottish Convener Regional Organiser
07870 914361 (mob) 07803 952261 (mob) 07903 846427 (mob)