GLASGOW trade union representatives have launched a campaign to give frontline staff a pay rise following their hard work during Covid-19.

GMB is urging the Scottish Government to give all key workers, including the cleansing department, paramedics, hospital staff and carers, a £2 per hour pay rise.

A message from GMB Glasgow 40 branch convener Chris Mitchell determines that the Scottish government should do the right thing and reward the people keeping this nation and its communities together throughout the pandemic.

Protecting loved ones while risking their own lives and potentially putting their own families at risk in doing so.

Chris Mitchell, convener of the GMB Trade Union for the cleansing department at Glasgow City Council, said: “This is a message to the Scottish Government.

“Over the last 12 weeks during this pandemic we have risked our lives serving this great nation and we are proud to do so.

“There have been some really tough times and we are asking the Scottish Government to look back on the work we have carried out within these communities.

“From the cleansing department to the roads department, to the parks department, to the NHS workers, care workers and social workers and all other key services that have worked through this pandemic.

“I am urging the Scottish Government to do a simple thing.

“I am asking them to show respect and gratitude for the work that has been carried out, and to add £2 an hour onto the hourly rate since this pandemic started.

“It is a small price for the work that has been carried out over these ten weeks.”