The three trade unions at Glasgow City Council have written to councillors demanding that they refuse to make any further cuts and set a “needs budget”.
Unions are also demanding the council reclaim money cut from previous budget settlements.
Unison branch secretary Brian Smith said: “Over 2,500 jobs have already been cut since 2010 ... more than 10% of the workforce.
“Elected members have a choice — make the cuts or demand an end to the slash and burn austerity policies of the ConDems and fight for a return of the tens of millions stolen from Glasgow in the last few years.”
Unions around the country should follow the Glasgow unions’ lead and demand that councillors — especially Labour councillors supported and funded by unions — act in the interests of local workers and communities, not in the interests of the Tories’ austerity agenda.