Dundee’s care workers are to be balloted on taking strike action in their ongoing battle against council cuts.
GMB Scotland organiser Helen Meldrum said a three-week strike ballot against a cuts imposition is now under way.
She said: “GMB Scotland will ballot its members in home care, parks and environment, education, bereavement and leisure and culture services across DCC until Monday June 10, in a direct response to the council’s decision to impose it’s Managing Workforce Change Policy.
“Left unchallenged, the policy will affect every member of staff resulting in a removal of a commitment to no compulsory redundancies; a two-year cap to the flexible retirement scheme and a reduction in the cash conservation scheme from three years to one year.
“This is a clear shift in policy over terms and conditions.
“There is no way we will let this go unchallenged.”