Residential workers in Glasgow City Council to strike, 48 hours from 10pm Monday 13 January

7 January 2014

Residential workers in Glasgow City Council, who work in fifteen older people residential units will be on strike on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 January, with action beginning late on the evening of Monday 13 January at 10pm.

The UNISON union members are resisting council plans to cut pay, change job roles and introduce new twelve and a half hour shifts.

The introduction of the new shift rotas will result in 7% wage cuts for 182 workers, out of a workforce of just over 500. 122 full time workers face losing £1495 per year and 60 part timers £794 per year.

UNISON has said

“The Council have tried to bully workers into agreeing to the wage cuts and changes on an individual basis. The Council has been unwilling to reach an agreement with the trade union.

UNISON members do not take this strike action lightly but have been left with no alternative.

The purpose of the strike action is to force the Council to reach a negotiated settlement acceptable to UNISON members.”

Residential workers and their supporter will be lobbying Social Work’s main office, 40 John Street, Glasgow from 12 noon on the Tuesday.

Please support the lobby and send messages of support to

Glasgow City UNISON, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow.                                                     

Tel: 0141-552 7069 Fax: 0141-552 3807                                                             




  1. Peter Watson said:

    From a retired member-the fight never ceases.

    13 January 2014 at 2:30pm
  2. Gerry Mccabe said:

    As a unison delegate to Aberdeen Trades Council I would like to send a message of support to striking glasgow residential workers. It is good to see a group of workers standing up to the continuous austerity cuts being imposed by this government and local authority on Workers conditions and wages. More power to them .Gerry Mccabe

    13 January 2014 at 3:07pm
  3. Graeme Cumming said:

    Keep up the fight. You are worth more than anything they could ever pay you.

    13 January 2014 at 3:45pm
  4. Danny Alderslowe said:

    You are an inspiration to many of us who work in the care sector who it seems some especially GCC Social Work Dept don’t care about.

    They are not just appreciating the workforce but neither the people you care for who will not benefit from staff working over 12 hours a shift.

    ‘Keep on Keeping On’


    13 January 2014 at 10:18pm

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