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 janitor—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 Rab (not his real name) who works for the City of Edinburgh Council as a janitor. Rab has worked for the council for over 15 years. He works 25 hours a week and his weekly earnings are a mere £240—nearly half of the UK’s average wage (£31,830).

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Janitors and facilities review meeting on 27 November

We have arranged a mass joint meeting of UNISON and UNITE members on Monday 27 November 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30pm at Augustine Church, George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL.

We hope you can join us to discuss the Facilities Management review and what it will mean for you. The meeting will be followed by a 15 minute demonstration outside the City Chambers where the budget consultation meeting will be held. Bring your thoughts and your flags.

Brian Robertson, Unite CEC branch secretary, 0749 359 7149
Gerry Stovin, UNISON City of Edinburgh service conditions officer, 0131 558 7488