GLASGOW Binmen are considering packing and being unemployed in their jobs.
City deniers believe they will be better off on universal credit rather than striving to work for the council. Glasgow Times report.
Struggling workers claim they are looking for other jobs or they may be unemployed. Credit: Les Gallagher – The Sun Glasgow
Workers claim that their salaries from Glasgow City Council do not reflect rising inflation.
He further claimed that after the cost of living, he had only £ 300 left to put food on the table.
Gary Ryan, a 19-year veteran in the sanitation department, said workers are considering other jobs because of the crisis in life.
He told the Glasgow Times: “If we don’t get a reasonable pay rise this year, we’ll have to seriously consider getting other jobs. I will, of course, do it anyway.”
“We know that if we do, we will be taxed at 50%, but this is a war of two evils – do we get another job or do we not eat in the cold?”
“Some workers are even thinking about being unemployed because they will get better and pay their rent, which is terrible in this day and age.”
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As part of the £ 1062 increase for those earning less than £ 25,000, the lowest paid workers were offered a one-year pay increase of 4.7% in October.
However, rising inflation has mitigated the effects of rising wages.
The union representing GMB, the Ben Workers, found that workers were receiving only £ 40 extra a month and that some were forced to turn to food banks.
Ben Menon has called for a pay rise that reflects the risks to his job, highlighting how he comes into contact with rats, spleen, and diseases.
GMB union convener Chris Mitchell criticized the situation, saying: “Poverty in the workplace is real and it is a shame that frontline workers are now on the bread line.
“It is a national disgrace to pay bills and find another job to support one’s family.”
Glasgow City Council on Thursday announced a new 2m investment to form 13 new teams to clean up the city’s neighborhoods.
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Union representatives are demanding a pay rise to allow workers to support their families and spend the rest of the year.
A local authority spokesman told the Glasgow Times: “The council fully recognizes the cost of the crisis facing the people of Glasgow, with an additional m 3m allocated in the new budget for various initiatives to address poverty. Will help
The budget also focuses on supporting the city’s environment, allocating £ 2m annually as part of cleaning up every neighborhood in the city after epidemics.
An additional 2 1.2m will be invested in fly-tipping enforcement, household waste collection services, and other environmental improvements.
“Pay awards are negotiated nationally through COSLA and joint trade unions, and awards for lower-level staff have been consistently above inflation in recent years.”
COSLA has been contacted by Scottish Sun for comment.
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