Friday, 5 September 2008

BBC News: Council union in one-day strike

Striking workers
Unions took strike action last month
BBC News | Scotland:
Page last updated at 15:45 GMT, Friday, 5 September 2008 16:45 UK
A local government union has called another one-day strike across Scotland in pursuit of its pay claim.

About 100,000 Unison members will walk out on Wednesday 24 September.

The action could be followed by a programme of disruption involving groups of council workers being brought out for up to a week at a time.

Last month 150,000 members of Unison, Unite and the GMB took one-day strike action. The other unions are yet to decide if they will walk out again.

The unions said an offer of a 2.5% pay rise was, in effect, a pay cut.

Talks between local government body Cosla and the three unions broke down earlier this week.


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