This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
HOME carers in Glasgow are to be balloted for industrial action after their union said that it had no confidence in plans for workplace testing of Covid-19.
GMB Scotland said more than 1,700 of its members will take part in a three-week ballot over concerns at Glasgow City Council’s Health & Social Care Partnership (HCSP).
The union said services could be affected by action as early as Monday February 22.
It criticised the HSCP and the Scottish government for their lack of clarity on workplace testing and claimed that staff have had problems with vaccinations.
GMB Scotland organiser David Hume said: “We are a week away from the testing roll-out and we still don’t know what kind of test home carers will receive, how it will be distributed or how it will be administered.
“The interests of these key workers have been consistently forgotten and they are being treated negligently by their employer, and this government.”
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.