STRIKING binmen and school staff have pledged to join Greta Thunberg in a climate march through Glasgow.

Members of the GMB have vowed to join the teenage activist in a protest through the city during COP26.

The Swedish climate campaigner extended her invitation to all striking workers last week as she confirmed she would be in Glasgow during the summit. 

Extending their warm welcome, members of the GMB confirmed they would be "proudly joining" Greta on the march from Kelvingrove Park to George Square on November 5.

Chris Mitchell, the branch convener, said: "This is a message of thanks and solidarity to Greta Thunberg who invited every striking worker to a rally in Kelvingrove Park on November 5.

"There will be a march from there to George Square in solidarity for climate justice and social justice where no one gets left behind.

"Commeraridy and solidarity for the cleansing workers in Glasgow.

"stand with us, not against us."

In her message, the Fridays For Future founder said: "On Friday, November 5 I’ll join the climate strike in Glasgow, during #COP26.

"Climate justice also means social justice and that we leave no one behind. So we invite everyone, especially the workers striking in Glasgow, to join us. See you there."

Around 1500 Glasgow City Council employees are expected to strike during the summit over a pay argument with COSLA.