Strike negotiations sought by Scottish Water workers
Employees are unhappy at being asked to take a pay freeze.
Scottish Water workers are contemplating industrial action after they rejected a proposed pay freeze for the 2011-12 financial year.
The staff, who are part of GMB - which has nearly 610,000 members - are incensed that they are being asked to remain on the same wages when a £450,000 bonus pot is being shared by directors.
Union bargaining may be required in order to achieve a resolution between the two parties, or else individuals may take to the picket line.
Richard Leonard, GMB organiser for Scottish Water, stated: "GMB members resent the fact that five directors will share a bonus pot of £90,000 each while they are being asked to accept a pay freeze."
He noted that if strike negotiations cannot find any movement, there is a chance of protests.
Mr Leonard stated his members are worried they are going to be asked to accept a freeze for the next five years.
Posted by Ron Maverick