Bin strike in Glasgow as world descends on city for climate conference

The strike appeared to have been called off last week.

11/1/2021 2:20:00 PM

Glasgow’s bin collectors have gone on strike just as world leaders gather in the Scottish city for a crucial summit on the climate crisis

The strike appeared to have been called off last week.

in the build up to the summit, with the government also facing criticism over plans to give the controversial cambo oil field the go ahead.More than 100 world leaders are expected to arrive in Glasgow on Monday with the first day of the two-day world leaders’ summit taking place at the conference, which is seen as one of the last chances to avert catastrophic climate change.

GMB Scotland secretary Louise Gilmour said: ‘We met the council in good faith, offering a clear set of proposals to reset industrial relations and avoid strikes. The council rejected these proposals.’She added: ‘Regrettably, the council refused this massive opportunity to move forward, and strike action across the cleansing service will now begin, during which time our members will be balloted on the Cosla pay offer.’

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak being slammed for cutting the cost of domestic flights in the build up to the summit, with the government also facing criticism over plans to give the controversial cambo oil field the go ahead. More than 100 world leaders are expected to arrive in Glasgow on Monday with the first day of the two-day world leaders’ summit taking place at the conference, which is seen as one of the last chances to avert catastrophic climate change. GMB Scotland secretary Louise Gilmour said: ‘We met the council in good faith, offering a clear set of proposals to reset industrial relations and avoid strikes. The council rejected these proposals.’ She added: ‘Regrettably, the council refused this massive opportunity to move forward, and strike action across the cleansing service will now begin, during which time our members will be balloted on the Cosla pay offer.’ The GMB was calling for a £2,000 pay rise and previously turned down an offer of an £850-a-year increase for staff earning up to £25,000. The Cosla proposal tabled on Friday is for a one-year, 5.89% increase for the lowest paid council staff, as part of a £1,062 rise for all staff earning below £25,000. The Scottish Government gave £30 million to support the offer. A Glasgow City Council spokesman for said on Sunday evening: ‘The agreement struck at national level gave two weeks to consider the pay offer and so there is no reason for this strike to go ahead at this time. ‘It is very disappointing the GMB has opted for this course of action, which now seems to be about allocating time for meetings rather than a pay agreement. ‘We will meet with the GMB at any time to try and resolve what now appears to be a local dispute.’ For more stories like this,