Home helps in Glasgow call off strike action

Home helps in Glasgow have called off the threat of strike
action after their dispute with the council was resolved.

The trade union, GMB, which represents the majority of the 2,500
home helps employed by Glasgow council convened a ballot on strike
action last month after claiming that negotiations on the
council’s unilateral withdrawal of overtime payments had
collapsed. Last week it was revealed that 85 per cent of home helps
had voted in favour of strike action.

The GMB had planned a 24-hour strike tomorrow (Wednesday) as the
beginning of a campaign over the Christmas period. At the eleventh
hour, trade union and employer representatives resolved the
dispute, and the threat of industrial action has been



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