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Monday, 26 August 2013 00:00

Stirling staff walk out after 'savage' attacks

Workers at Stirling Council are taking strike action tomorrow to protect pay and conditions from "savage cuts" by their employer.

Local government union Unison has called the one-day strike to bring council bosses back to the negotiating table - but warned of further action if necessary.

Other unions at Stirling Council including Unite, Ucatt and GMB have also voted for strike action.

Unison's Stirling branch secretary James Douglas told the Morning Star: "We hope that tomorrow's strike will send a clear message to Stirling Council and its management team that enough is enough."

He described the council's offer as "insulting," pointing out that the combination of a 1.5 per cent pay cut and the requirement to work an extra 7.5 days a year amounts to a 4.5 per cent pay cut for the majority.

This comes on top of a three-year pay freeze which has meant a real-terms pay cut of about 13 per cent, he added.

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