Glasgow care workers vote 98 per cent in favour of strike action
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An overwhelming majority of GMB members in Cordia have voted in favour of the union's proposed strike action, with 98 per cent voting in favour.
The ballot relates to historic pay inequality at Glasgow City Council and its 'Arms Length External Organisations (or ALEOs), which were found to be discriminatory in a series of court judgements.
After the SNP took control of the council in 2017, Glasgow accepted the court ruling, but has so far refused to come to any arrangement with claimants over their compensation.
Months later, in April the GMB took the decision to ballot its members to try and bring the Council to a settlement with their members.
GMB Officer Rhea Wolfson told The Red Robin: "This is a monumental result for working class women in Glasgow.
Women across the city have had their work undervalued by Glasgow City Council for more than a decade.
As negotiations continue at snails pace, women are going to work knowing they are being underpaid.
Hopefully the Council will finally start taking women in Glasgow seriously and make some significant steps forward towards full and final settlement."
The council have previously started that they are "committed to a process of negotiation,", however have not given their employees a timeframe for settlement.
The council spokesperson said the settlement was "a process which was agreed with the claimants and their representatives and follows many years of legal debate,”.
Public sector union Unison's ballot on whether they will join the GMB in strike action closes today.
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