Thousands of low-paid women in Glasgow are striking for equal pay today and tomorrow. In 2018. In one of the UK’s largest councils.
Around 8,000 women – including school administration workers, learning support workers in schools, nursery workers, home carers, cleaners, caterers and other council workers – are taking action over the city council’s failure to settle a long-standing equal-pay dispute.
Stephanie Thomas, UNISON Cymru Wales regional secretary and Peter Crews, regional convenor, said,
“On behalf of UNISON Cymru Wales members, we send our warmest best wishes and solidarity to those UNISON members on strike at Glasgow City council. It is simply unacceptable in 2018 for work undertaken by women to be valued less than work done by a man. Your fight for equality is our fight and your principled stand is inspiring. No to sex discrimination! Unity is strength!”
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