Professor Gregor Gall writes an opinion piece on Scottish strike action
On 14 November 2022, Professor Gregor Gall published an opinion piece in The National (Scotland).
The article, titled ‘Here is what unions can learn from this Scottish ‘smart’ strike’ discusses the recent increase in strike action in Scotland and questions why it has happened.
Professor Gregor Gall commented:
The impact of refuse workers’ action was immediate and very visible, with rubbish piling up on city streets. The unions reckoned that although the disruption would affect the public, the public would support them. This is as the cost of living crisis was a generalised phenomenon angering many. And, they were right. It created political pressure on both local and national governments.