Unite will not stand by and see workers’ hours cut and jobs lost

Unite press release 2 October 2020

Unite warns Edinburgh City Council over plans to cut jobs and hours of key workers 

Unite Scotland has today (2 October) warned the Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) that plans to cut hours and offer voluntary severance as part of cost cutting measures by Chief Executive Andrew Kerr will be ‘fiercely’ resisted.

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Day in the life of a janitor part 2—local authority newsletter

The local authority newsletter is focusing on jobs across local authorities to show how valuable our public sector workers are and the hard work they put in under difficult conditions and often low pay.

Today our focus is on Tam (not his real name) who works for a Lanarkshire council as a janitor. Tam works across a number of facilities and earns just £450 per week—around three quarters of the UK’s average wage.

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Day in the life of a warden—local authority newsletter

The local authority newsletter is focusing on jobs across local authorities to show how valuable our public sector workers are and the hard work they put in under difficult conditions and often low pay.

Today we focus on John* who works in the Highlands and Islands region as a warden. John works as a warden and is on a mere £9.50 per hour. This means that John only receives around half of the UK’s average wage (£31,830). He has to work a second job to supplement the poor income he receives from his employer.

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