Union determined as talks begin with Community Safety ...

Union determined as talks begin with Community Safety Glasgow

16 September 2016

The union representing security staff at Community Safety Glasgow says its members are united and determined to get fair pay.

Today (Friday 16 September) representatives of Unite the union will go into talks with CSG to try to settle a dispute over shift payments that saw around 30 of their members take part in five days of strike action last week.

The union says staff are facing pay cuts of up to £4,000 because CSG wants to slash shift allowances to rates far less than those paid by Glasgow City Council. 

The staff make sure that schools, libraries, sports centres and other public buildings are safe and secure.

Unite regional officer William McGonigle said: “Our members are facing massive pay cuts at a time when the Managing Director of CSG has had his salary increase by nearly £5,000 to more than £107,000. 

“It is frankly outrageous that a publicly-owned charity is acting in this way. They should be leading by example and making sure that their staff are getting the fair rate for the job. 

“We will go into the talks ready to listen to reasonable proposals. But our members work hard to make sure that our public buildings are safe for everyone in the city. They deserve fair pay – and they are united and determined to get it.”

Last week the Unite security staff members were on strike from Wednesday 7 September until Sunday 11 September. 

If no agreement is reached with Community Safety Glasgow, they will take part in a further 48 hours of strike action starting on Wednesday 28 September.

In total, around 140 members of the Unite, GMB and Unison trade unions are taking industrial action over the cuts. 

The Community Safety Glasgow workers do a range of jobs, and include advocacy workers, community payback workers, community enforcement officers, community enhancement workers, security officers and CCTV workers.


For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Unite regional officer William McGonigle on 07810 157912, or Unite Scotland media officer David Eyre on 07960 451631. Email