]South Gloucestershire Unison in possible strike action at libraries tomorrow
SOUTH Gloucestershire libraries could be affected by more strike action tomorrow.
Unison, the largest trade union in the country, is planning further strikes on Friday, October 11. It follows strikes for the past two Saturdays where various public services were affected including libraries, health services and some council services.
South Gloucestershire Unison is opposed to new contracts being imposed on South Gloucestershire Council staff which will cut pay for Saturday and night shifts. The union says some works will have their wages cut by 10 per cent as a result of the changes.
A ballot of nearly 190 Unison members returned a vote of 91.6 per cent in favour of industrial action.
A brief statement released by South Gloucestershire Council said: “Library services provided by South Gloucestershire Council could be affected by planned industrial action this Friday, October 11 between 10am and 2pm.
“The full impact of the action will not be known until Friday.”
The authority is advising library users to keep up to date with closures on the council’s website www.southglos.gov.uk/industrialaction, Twitter feed @sgloscouncil or www.facebook.com/sgloscouncil for updates.
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