Glasgow’s Community Safety Workers continue weekend strikes in shift pay dispute

31 October 2016


Media Release: UNISON Glasgow Branch, 84 Bell Street, G1 1LQ

Glasgow’s Community Safety Workers continue weekend strikes in shift pay dispute

Shift workers employed by Community Safety Glasgow, an ALEO of Glasgow City Council, will take strike action once again this weekend.  

CSG are trying to pay their workers less than other workers in Glasgow City Council for working in the evenings, at night and the weekend.

The strike this weekend will coincide with Bonfire Night (4/5 November).

The action will also affect the Community Payback Service at the weekend with court placements being cancelled once again.

Around 100 members of the GMB and UNISON trade unions are taking strike action. The workers do a range of jobs and include advocacy workers, community payback workers, community enforcement officers, community enhancement workers, security assistants and CCTV workers.

Benny Rankin, GMB Scotland Officer, said:


“Our members will be continuing their weekly stoppages which will include disruption to services at the weekends and the up and coming Guy Fawkes weekend.  There are also calls from our members to increase the dispute to withdraw services for the full two weeks at the Christmas and New Year period.


Our dispute is just and not unreasonable. We ask once again that the Glasgow Labour Administration get involved and resolve this dispute”




Brian Smith, UNISON Glasgow Secretary, said:


“ The trade unions believe that the CSG payment levels are far too low compared to those in other parts of the Glasgow City Council Family. 


For example, the nightshift payment in the council is almost double that which CSG intend to pay.  The proposed payments do not adequately compensate workers who undertake shifts and our members have been left with no option other than to take strike action.”

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