91 per cent of Unite members in East Dunbartonshire vote for strike action

Unite members in East Dunbartonshire have resoundingly backed strike action by 91 per cent, as they fight back against attacks on pay and conditions. The turnout was 59 per cent.

The savage cuts on local government have been placed squarely on the backs of low paid council workers, with threats to holiday pay, overtime, and an extension of the working day.

Meanwhile the top council officers all receive in excess of 100,000 a year.

Kenny Jordan, Unite industrial officer said: “Unite members at East Dunbartonshire Council have shown their resolution by strongly voting for industrial action. The savage cuts being proposed to terms and conditions, and making our members work harder and longer for less will not go unopposed.

If there are efficiencies to be made, then they should be sought elsewhere and not from the hardest working and lowest paid workers who are already stretched to the brink while trying to do their very best for the people of East Dunbartonshire”.

The ballot follows similar results in among members of GMB and Unison. Two days of industrial action are scheduled to begin on the 21st of June, with another two to follow from the 25th.

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