STRIKING binmen have addressed today's climate protest in a "social justice, climate justice" message.

The cleansing workers, who downed their tools on Monday, joined thousands of protestors in today's march from Kelvingrove to George Square. 

Chris Mitchell from the GMB stood before thousands in the city centre as he blared a message of unity between the binmen and climate campaigners.

Speaking through a megaphone, he said: "It's amazing to be standing here in front of everybody in a solidarity message and commerardary message. 

"Big shout out first to the striking workers at the cleansing department. 

"Climate justice and social justice as one and nobody will be left behind. 

"Everybody here is fighting for the future - you are the future.

"I'm proud of the striking workers and the GMB trade union that's on the picket line today making a stance.

"The message stands for everybody right though the world - stand with us, not against us."

A total of 970 cleansing employees have walked out during COP26 summit in a campaign for better pay.

The strikes are expected to last until Monday.

Meanwhile, for the first time in 12 years, Glasgow City Council has drafted in contractors to collect bins during the industrial action.