Dates announced for Glasgow council waste workers strike action
GMB Scotland has announced when waste workers across Scotland will go on strike.
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GMB Scotland has now revealed further strike dates affecting waste and recycling services across Scottish local government, as council chiefs meet again to deliberate a new pay offer for staff.
Two four-day strikes have been confirmed in all waste and recycling services where statutory mandates for action were secured.
The strikes will run from August 26-29, and September 7-10.
GMB Scotland Senior Organiser Keir Greenaway said: “Unless COSLA and the Scottish Government make a significantly improved pay offer, more strikes will start across councils in just a few weeks.
“Both parties are squabbling while more of our members struggle with debt, fuel poverty, and hunger, exposing a huge gulf between politics and frontline workers. This is only increasing anger and fear among our members - anger over the lack of value shown to them and fear about what winter will bring in this cost-of-living crisis.
“Make no mistake, these strikes are a direct response from our extraordinary key workers to months of political failure. They are not prepared to accept working poverty as an inevitability even if Scotland’s political leaders are.”