Strike: Glasgow's civil servants braved the rain today as they took to the city’s streets to defend jobs and pensions.
PCS union members gathered on picket lines handing out leaflets and holding placards reading: “Hands Off Our Pensions.”
Despite the downpour, the mood on the picket lines was upbeat.
Dougie Brownlie, who was outside the Ministry of Defence office on Argyle Street, said he was angry about pension cuts and job losses.
“Today is about cuts predominantly to our pension, but also about job cuts in the Ministry of Defence — how that’s hammering our staff and the impact and consequences of that,” he said.
Fiona Macdonald, who works as an adult literacy officer with Education Scotland, was on the picket line outside the Scottish government office on Broomielaw.
“We’re being asked to pay for the mistakes of bankers,” she said.
“The government really need to start listening to what people are saying to them.
“Ordinary working-class people are paying through the nose — I think it’s shocking.”
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