Glasgow care workers strike

Care workers in Glasgow city council’s residential homes went on strike last month after claiming that council changes would see pay cuts of around 7%, longer shift patterns and unwanted job changes. Unison’s City of Glasgow branch secretary Brian Smith explained: These changes will affect the vulnerable people our members care for. The lowest-paid staff are being asked to take on new tasks like dispensing medicines – and at the same time they are being forced to work longer shifts and to accept massive pay cuts.’ Unison said that the new shift patterns will mean wage losses of up to £1,495 per year for 182 staff who are already feeling the impact of rising living costs.

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