Union ‘working hard’ to protect First Glasgow workers

Union ‘working hard’ to protect First Glasgow workers

31 August 2016

Unite the union says it working hard to protect the interests of First Glasgow members whose employment contracts are to be transferred to another firm.

The union was informed last Friday (26 August) that workers at First Glasgow’s depots were to be transferred to The Cordant Group on 25 September.

Unite regional officer Wendy Dunsmore said: “We are disappointed that First Group has decided to transfer these contracts to The Cordant Group at a time when the company’s profits have gone up to £113.5 million.

“We are working hard to support our members through the transfer process.  Unite has set up hubs in the union’s learning centres at the affected depots, so that all the members affected can ask questions of our Union Learning Representatives, and get the answers they need. Dozens of members did that last weekend and that process is continuing.

“We are seeing a significant rise in membership in the impacted areas and a new shop steward has been elected. Unite members are staying strong and standing together. 

“Unite stewards will soon be meeting with the new employer, and we will be clear that we expect the company to respect the existing terms and conditions of our members.”

The transfer to The Cordant Group affects staff who carry out bus cleaning, security checks and cash transfers. 


For further information contact Unite Scotland Media & Communications Officer David Eyre on 07960 451631. Email