GIG workers were left fuming after they lost a day’s pay when US rock band Green Day were forced to cancel a Glasgow gig at the last minute over safety concerns.
Around 200 casual staff were booked to work a 12-hour shift for basket-case employer Onpoint+ on Tuesday night before the concert at Bellahouston Park was called off just minutes before the venue’s doors were scheduled to open.
Promoters PCL Presents announced the cancellation on Twitter, claiming that “adverse weather conditions” meant it was “no longer safe” for bands to perform.
However, security workers, bar staff and others were already in place at the venue and had undertaken training when the cancellation was announced.
Video footage has emerged of workers being told that they will not be paid for the shift, but that, if they emailed the company providing receipts, their travel expenses would be reimbursed.