Sunday, May 09, 2010

[olympiaworkers] Strikes at Culture & Sport Glasgow May 9 2010

Workers at leisure centres, art galleries, community centres and other
cultural sites in Glasgow have taken part in two days of strike action
over pay and working conditions.

Culture & Sport Glasgow (CSG), which runs the sites, has imposed a pay
freeze on all staff, a pay cut of 10% on several hundred workers, and has
cut overtime and public holiday rates. Weekly working hours are being
reduced from 37 to 35 with a 6% cut in pay. In response, two walkouts have
taken place, on the 30th of April and 6th of May, with further action

Members of the GMB, Unite, Unison and Bectu Unions have been involved in
the Industrial action, which led to the closure of a number of sites
across Glasgow, and the disruption of private functions, sporting events,
concerts and theatre performances. Around 1,400 staff are believed to have
taken part in the action.

Culture & Sport Glasgow was established several years ago as a
semi-private organisation, and runs over 150 venues across the city.

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