Trade Unions are set to protect against 'cuts' to Glasgow's Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).

Unison, GMB, and Unite will hold a lunchtime protest on Tuesday, March 19, against 'cuts to NHS and Social Care'.

According to Unison, funding has been slashed by Glasgow City Council and the NHS, meaning the Glasgow HSCP is implementing over £36million in cuts.

On top of that, the union says hundreds of NHS and social care jobs 'will be deleted', and there will be a 'significant delay in recruitment for other posts'.

Now, the unions are demanding that Glasgow City Councillors and NHS Health Board members with voting rights on the Integrated Joint Board refuse to pass the cuts.

Stuart Graham, UNISON Social Work Convener, said: "The consequences of last year’s cuts are still reverberating around services delivered by Glasgow HSCP.

"Cutting a further £36m from the NHS and social care budget will be nothing short of catastrophic.   

"Our political representatives should stand up and fight for more money for Glasgow, instead of administering more cuts passed down by various tiers of government. Glasgow needs more workers, not less!

"The overwhelming majority accepts that the NHS and local government are underfunded, yet no one is prepared to take a stand to do anything about it.

"On top of this, Glasgow’s funding allocation does not recognise its metropolitan status, or its high levels of poverty. This city deserves better”.

Margaret McCarthy UNISON Assistant Branch Secretary said: "Cuts to NHS and social care posts will impact on all aspects of the NHS, Acute, A&E and delayed discharges, meaning patients can't be admitted to hospital for the vital treatment they need. 

"NHS staff are already exhausted, the NHS has been running on goodwill and that goodwill has run out."

A spokeswoman for Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership said: “Glasgow City IJB faces the same financial challenges that the public sector across Scotland face and is working hard with our range of stakeholders to manage and address these challenges.

"The IJB will meet next week to agree and set the budget for 2024/25.”