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GMB Members Reject Pay Cuts at Stirling Council

Thursday, May 16, 2013

No To Pay Cuts, No To Terms & Conditions Cuts And No To Cuts To The Working Week Is The Clear Message From GMB Members To Stirling Council

GMB is remains prepared to negotiate with Stirling Council but if it tries to impose these changes on GMB members they will resist with all the powers at their disposal.

At a packed meeting of GMB members last said ‘NO’ to Stirling Council's proposal to cut basic pay by almost 2%. They also rejected changes to terms & conditions that would cut payments for overtime, weekend working and night shift allowances. The proposals also cut worker's holiday entitlement by 4 days.

These proposals have been put forward by Stirling Council in an attempt to deal with a budget cut of £24 million and the Council say this is their final offer but GMB members have rejected the notion that it is they that have to pay the price for these budget cuts resulting from the Government's austerity measures.

Christina Lambie, GMB Organiser for Stirling Council said, "GMB members were emphatic in their rejection of Stirling Council's proposals and who can blame them. They have just been through a wage freeze for two years and they are now being asked by their employer to cut their pay by 2 %. GMB members will only take so much and the Stirling Council has crossed the line with these proposals.

GMB is remains prepared to negotiate with Stirling Council but if it tries to impose these changes on GMB members they will resist with all the powers at their disposal."

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Contact: Christina Lambie, GMB Organiser on 07775 571564 or Alex McLuckie, GMB Senior Organiser on 07885 358269 or GMB Press Office: 07921 289880 or 07974 251823 or 020 7391 6755/56.
 

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