In Glasgow, Benman has voted to take industrial action during COP26 in the wake of a pay rise with COSLA.
Sweepers have vowed to strike during the Climate Summit until wages are improved by the national employer, according to our sister’s The Glasgow Times.
In a recent ballot by GMB, a majority of 96.9% of members voted in favor of the strike in response to COSLA’s latest pay offer.
The union rejected the association’s proposal for a 850 pay increase, which earns up to 000 25,000 a year, with 95% of staff voting against the bid last month.
In Glasgow, we have reached the legal limit in our industrial action belt.
96.9% voted in favor of industrial action. کوسلا۔
We will be operating in Glasgow during COP 26 until there is a better offer on Monday. pic.twitter.com/rEXapaGYHL.
– Glasgow GMB (MGMBGlasgowCC) October 14, 2021.
A statement from GMB read: “In Glasgow, we have reached the legal limit in our Industrial Action Belt.
In response to Kosala’s latest pay offer, 96.9% voted in favor of industrial action.
“We will be operating in Glasgow during COP26 until there is a better offer on Monday.”
Chris Mitchell, the union’s branch convener, added: “We were called cowardly heroes and essential workers.
“This is when low-wage workers take a stand against COSLA and say that’s enough because these heirs deserve a pay rise.”
More than 100 world leaders and about 25,000 delegates are expected to arrive in the city on November 1.
The Glasgow Times contacted COSLA for comment.