GLASGOW’S janitors have begun another two week’s of strike action.

Staff who work in the city’s primary, nursery and additional support for learning schools are protesting pay and changes that could see jobs cut.

Initially, Unison members walked out over Cordia’s refusal to hand over Working Context and Demands Payments to staff.

But then the arm’s-length council company told works it is to carry out a pilot scheme from yesterday in south west Glasgow.

This will see six janitors who cover six primary schools reduced to four, covering all sites for three months.

An assessment of the pilot will then be carried out in February 2017 with a view to cutting janitor jobs by as much as 25 per cent across the city.

The action begun yesterday will add another 10 days of strikes to the 28 days already taken since February.

Today, strikers will gather outside Glasgow City Chambers at 12.30pm to picket and call on councillors to intervene in the situation.

Unison has previously written to Frank McAveety to ask him to take action, as well as writing to councillors Marie Garrity, Alistair Watson and Archie Graham.

As previously told in the Evening Times, the letter said: “Our members are very angry. Are you willing to intervene in this situation?”

The original dispute centred on structured awards payments to workers who undertake duties which are dirty, unpleasant, involve working outside on a regular basis or heavy lifting.

Janitors believe they should receive these payments.