Parking attendants are set to walk out ahead of the historic Scotland vs England match next month at Hampden.

Glasgow City Council parking staff are in a long disputed pay row with the local authority with a resolution still to be reached. 

We previously reported that GMB members rejected a 5.5% pay increase from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) when they walked out at the start of the UCI Cycling World Championships.

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Glasgow Times:

Keir Greenaway, GMB Scotland senior organiser in public services, said the Scotland-England match had been targeted for action to highlight the difference in council pay offers north and south of the border.

He said: “We have tried repeatedly to negotiate a pay offer which fairly recognises the work our members do and the current cost-of-living crisis.

“If Cosla are serious about trying to find a resolution then it can begin by asking why the lowest-paid council workers in England will receive hundreds of pounds more this year than colleagues in Scotland?

“It is a matter of great concern for everyone who relies on crucial council services, and that includes the Tartan Army, that no acceptable offer has been made."

Glasgow Times:

The streets surrounding the stadium in the Southside are prone to being congested when games are taking place at Hampden. 

Katie Hagmann, Cosla's resources spokesperson, who had a meeting with council leaders on Friday, August 25, said that discussions were "positive" and that they would hold a meeting with leaders as soon as they can.

Glasgow Times:

When contacted for comment, a spokesman from Glasgow City Council said: “We have been notified of the intention of parking attendants represented by GMB to take industrial action on September 12 this year.

“Local government pay negotiations are conducted nationally,  through Cosla, not by individual local authorities.

“However, Glasgow City Council’s political leadership has made it clear - as it did last year - that it supports a strong settlement that works for both our staff and for public services.

 “We will look at contingency plans to mitigate, as far as possible, the impact of any strike action.”