Date: 31 Oct 2008
UNISON, Scotland's largest public service union, expressed concern over the impact of the loss of one of the three Glasgow Housing Association maintenance contracts to the private sector.
Mike Kirby, Convenor of UNISON's Glasgow City Branch said "We're disappointed that City Building has not secured the repair and maintenance contracts for all of Glasgow. Their commitment to a broad range of apprenticeships is well-known, and we hope that the loss of this contract does not threaten the overall number of schemes provided.
"UNISON will be working with City Building and our colleagues in the other trade unions, to secure the best opportunities for the future of building services in the city, and to deal with any implications for jobs caused by this news.
"We will also be looking for productive discussions with Connaught Partnerships to ensure continuity of service to the tenants and to protect employment opportunities."
For Further Information Please Contact: Mike Kirby (Convenor - Glasgow City Council Branch) 07803 952 261(m) Chris Bartter (Communications Officer) 0771 558 3729(m)