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CCTV staff in Glasgow escalate strike action in pay row

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CCTV operators in Glasgow are to escalate strike action amid an ongoing dispute over pay.

The staff at Community Safety Glasgow (CSG), an arms-length council body, want better pay for shift work.

Members of the union, Unison, have already staged two 48-hour stoppages.

The union said its members would begin strike action at 07:00 this Friday until Monday evening and go-ahead with similar stoppages every weekend until a settlement was reached.

'Simply unreasonable'

Unison Glasgow branch officer Jim Main said: "Our members have patiently waited for years - Community Safety Glasgow promised to sort this out.

"All the trade unions were given an implementation date for a new and fair payment system of April 2015.

"It is simply unreasonable to expect them to accept this any longer."

CCTV operators staged two previous 48-hour strikes earlier this month.

A spokesman for CSG said: "Public safety is paramount and we have business continuity plans in place to enable us to continue to monitor the city's CCTV network."

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