Stirling unions pledge to work together

Unions at Stirling council in Scotland have pledged to work together to defend services and working conditions.
 
This follows meetings involving Unite, GMB, UNISON and UCATT.
 
UNISON and Unite members have already taken industrial action and there will be further selective action starting on Monday.

Recent ballots by UCATT and GMB members returned strong mandates for industrial action
 
“It’s clear that all sections of the council workforce are angry at the attempt to impose pay cuts on staff who are trying to maintain services and already suffering the effects of a three year pay freeze,” said Stirling joint union secretary Lesley Russell today.
 
“We urge the council to talk to us – our members would rather be at work delivering the services the people of Stirling rely on.”
 
And she pointed out: “This isn’t just an issue about council staff.

“In the short term we are trying to defend ourselves and our families, but it is foolish to imagine that steadily making the people delivering the services poorer won’t have an impact on the quality of the services delivered.”

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