House of Commons
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GLASGOW JANITORS INDUSTRIAL ACTION
EDM #48
Tabled 19 May 2016
2016-17 Session
That this House notes the ongoing industrial action involving school janitors employed by Cordia LLP, an arm's length external organisation owned by Glasgow City Council, over working context and demands payments which allow for additional pay for arduous work, or working in difficult and dangerous conditions; further notes that the action undertaken so far includes a boycott of additional duties in the last 17 weeks and 14 days of industrial action; notes that if the janitors were direct employees of the council they would receive an additional payment of between £500 to £1,000 a year; agrees that at a time when Parliament is debating premium payments and low wages, such discrepancies in pay need to be highlighted by parliamentarians; notes the key role of the trade union movement in highlighting pay discrepancies; is concerned that such differences in pay for staff employed in the Glasgow City Council job family is discriminatory; and encourages Cordia to settle this industrial dispute.