As many as 200,000 council workers across Scotland are on strike during a new pay dispute during COP26.
Local government unions today issued a statement to local Scottish authorities about the production.
RMT has reaffirmed that railway workers will go on strike after a wage dispute “failed” during a climate change summit in Glasgow.
The RMT union has confirmed that the strike, which could disrupt Scottish rail services, will continue as world leaders and leading climate change activists arrive in Glasgow later this month to attend COP26.
The unions said they were committed to taking action against half of Scotland’s local governments, including Glasgow.
Today, they will notify the Scottish Local Government Convention and issue a statement to these authorities, “calling” those who work in school cleaning, school meals, school cleaning, garbage, recycling and vehicle maintenance in November. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
The union says it understands that if employers do not change their position, this could be the beginning of a “step forward”.
It’s been more than 10 months since unions filed their pay claims on behalf of the 200,000 local government workers involved in the Scottish Joint Council negotiation mechanism, and 19 months have been plagued by epidemics around the world, with unions saying they saw them “doing well”. “At the front without a reward.
The unions also sent a letter to finance secretary Kate Forbes urging the Scottish government to intervene, saying “washing” the hands of local government workers was “unbelievable”.
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Wendy Dansmore, Unite’s industrialist, said: “As COSLA and the Scottish government do not pay workers fairly, eleven local authorities will go on strike. was not recognized during the plague, and Unite members will no longer tolerate ill-treatment in our public service. “
“School cleaners, caterers and cleaners say there are enough fleet maintenance, garbage and landfill workers. COSLA and the Scottish government are forcing local government workers to work because they have lost their salaries,” he said. Both have a responsibility to sit back at the negotiating table with new proposals, otherwise industrial unrest is imminent. “
The Climate Change Summit will take place in Scotland’s largest city from October 31 to November 12.
Powerful dignitaries such as Joe Biden, Barack Obama, the Queen and Greta Thunberg have been confirmed to attend the conference.
Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said COP26 could be the world’s “last chance” to fight climate change.
The councils offer local government workers a salary of less than £ 25,000 a year and a salary increase of £ 850, a small increase for those earning more.
As a result, employees with a salary of £ 25,000 to £ 40,000 will receive a 2% bonus, those with a salary of £ 40,000 to £ 80,000 will receive a 1% bonus, and employees with a salary of more than £ 800,000 will receive an additional £ 800 per year.
However, the unions believe that all workers should receive a salary of 6% or £ 2,000.
UNANSON Scottish local government chief Johanna Baxter said: “The awarding of these key workers has left both COSLA and the Scottish government with no choice but to issue a notice of the strike.
“Our members are at their peak and are worth more than what is being offered. It is unfortunate that they have to resign in order to recognize the value of the employer. More than 55% of LG employees are paid less than £ 25,000 a year. and most have not been rewarded for their efforts during the Covey plague. The current offer does not bring the lowest paid LG workers up to £ 10 an hour. “
A total of 1,500 Glasgow City Council employees in the garbage, cleaning, school cleaning, and catering sectors may go on strike because of wage disputes, and 96.9 percent of the returned ballots supported industrial action.
A Kosla spokesman said: “We are grateful to the local government for all that it has done and continues to do to support the people and the community during the plague and when we begin to recover.
“We’re continuing the ongoing creative negotiations.”
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