Council workers in Dundee have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action if the city council presses ahead with controversial plans to change carers’ hours.
Proposals to overhaul working conditions for home carers were put before the council last year but were deferred after strong union opposition.
Revised plans have been brought forward once more this year but have yet again failed to find favour with trade unions.
The proposals would see a range of new shifts, including split shifts, introduced.
Home care workers who do not want to do split shifts could face losing up to £4,500 a year.
Susan Marnie from the GMB union said 81% of its members had taken part in a consultative ballot on whether to take industrial action if the council tried to force through the changes.
She said 90% of members were in favour of industrial action.
Two other trade unions, Unite and Unison, also balloted their members, with 88% and 80% saying that they would be in favour of action.
At a rally in Albert Square on Saturday, Jim McFarlane from Unison told the crowd: “We have had enough of cuts and are fighting back.”