A MAJOR Scottish council is set for more strikes if bosses do not cancel a raft of cuts.
The Tory and Liberal Democrat East Dunbartonshire Council plans to slash holiday, redundancy pay and overtime.
Trade unions GMB, Unison and Unite finished four days of strike action across council departments yesterday. All schools closed as a result.
GMB Scotland organiser Hazel Nolan told the Star that workers were “prepared to continue striking over the summer and into the winter” if council chiefs did not back down.
“The strength of the strike in East Dunbartonshire shows that workers have had enough,” she said.
“The cavalier attitude of the council to impose deep and wide-ranging cuts and cynical attempts to sideline the local unions has backfired.
“Questions need to be asked about who really runs this council: the elected councillors or the paid officers. GMB Scotland won’t tolerate our members being made poorer.”
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