Social care workers in Glasgow on indefinite strike

600 social care workers at Glasgow Council are about to enter their second week of strike action.

Submitted by Mike Harman on August 1, 2007

A pay review by Glasgow City Council could lead to workers losing up to £1,000 per year. The workers were originally balloted for work to rule, but following threats of legal challenges by GCC they began all out indefinite strike action last week (23 July).

Council workers in other departments will be balloted on "supportive strike action" by Unison if they are asked to cover strikers' work and may come out independently.

Picket lines have been strong, and an unofficial mass meeting at lunchtime in Glasgow city centre last week showed the widespread support for the strike amongst local government workers.