Workers in every Stagecoach division in Scotland have supported taking industrial action in a dispute over pay.
“Stagecoach’s stance has been nothing short of shocking, and it has infuriated the workforce who have continued to work diligently throughout the Covid pandemic. ” Dougie Maguire, Unite regional coordinator,
Changes being introduced by the Scottish Government over self isolation for key workers have been criticised by the trade union Unite Scotland who say that it could lead to a new spike in the pandemic.
Around 40 towage workers employed by Shetland Islands Council (SIC) are set to begin an overtime ban on 5 July
“We are hoping that common sense prevails and the Council give our members what they are owed, which is the same as their fellow workers.”
Industrial action is planned for the middle of May, which could result in a significant shock to oil processing and supplies.
The monthly pay rise will vary between individuals and because of this Unite will be putting this offer to their members without recommendation.
“The news of a further 165 jobs potentially at immediate risk in addition to the 100 jobs which Loganair has already served notice on is absolutely shattering.”
“Construction workers should not be used as test subjects by building luxury flats to get an economy moving that values wealth at the expense of our health.”
“It is a disgraceful way to treat a workforce that have worked at Sullom Voe for many years, to discard them with no care or thought as to how they will survive.”