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CSG staff prepare for Bank Holiday strike

Six BECTU representatives protest outside the Tramway Theatre on 6 May 2010. BECTU members picket the Tramway Theatre on 6 May 2010.

30 May 2010

Union officials believe that the mood of Culture Sport Glasgow staff is hardening as preparations are made for a fourth 24-hour strike tomorrow (Monday 31 May).

The further planned action comes just three days after CSG venues were forced to a standstill last Friday (28 May).

"In the previous strike days CSG managed to get a skeleton service in place at one or two of the big sports centres whereas last Friday many managers did not even bother turning up to try and open centres," commented Paul McManus, BECTU's Scottish organiser.

Staff are protesting at managers attempts to cut pay and bank holiday rights; CSG has also imposed a wage freeze for 2010.

Once again the action was widely covered in the Scottish media and the joint unions welcomed public calls by the Glasgow Chambers of Commerce for CSG to recommence talks with the unions.

The joint unions are confident that the stoppage on Monday 31 May will be as solid as the previous days of action. 

A mass meeting of members will take place at the Glasgow Concert Hall on Wednesday 2 June to discuss the next moves in the campaign. The meeting will start at 18.00 hours.

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