Glasgow strike over grades

Social work assistants in Glasgow went on strike for a week at the end of July in a dispute over grades.

More than 500 social work assistants are objecting to their job being a grade five, and are demanding that should be a grade six. The difference in the top of the scales is about £4,000.

Unison argues that the assistants are carrying out tasks such as reports for children’s hearing panels and carrying out assessments of adults.

The council has said it has proposed the creation of a post of social care officer at grade six, which a number of social care workers could assume, and will meet with the union again to discuss.

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