BINMEN in Glasgow have voted to take industrial action during COP26 amid a pay rise row with COSLA.
The cleansing workers have vowed to strike during the climate summit unless pay conditions are improved by the national employer.
In a recent ballot carried out by the GMB, a majority of 96.9% of members voted in favour of remarkable in response to COSLA’s latest pay offer.
The union rejected the association’s £850 pay rise proposal for those earning up to £25,000 a year after 95% of staff balloted against the bid last month.
In Glasgow we have reached the legal threshold in our Industrial Action Ballot.
96.9% voted in favour of Industrial Action in response to the latest pay offer from @COSLA
Unless there is an improved offer on Monday we will be taking action in Glasgow during COP 26 pic.twitter.com/rEXapaGYHL
— Glasgow GMB (@GMBGlasgowCC) October 14, 2021
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A statement from GMB reads: “In Glasgow, we have reached the legal threshold in our Industrial Action Ballot.
“96.9% voted in favour of Industrial Action in response to the latest pay offer from @COSLA.
“Unless there is an improved offer on Monday we will be taking action in Glasgow during COP26.”
Chris Mitchell, who is the union’s branch convener, additional: “We were called Covid idols and basic workers.
“This is when low-paid workers take a stand against COSLA and say enough is enough because these heores deserve a pay rise.”
More than 100 world leaders and around 25,000 delegates are expected to arrive in the city on November 1.
The Glasgow Times has approached COSLA for comment.
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