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Council signs up to Fight for 5

Dumfries joins Unite decent work for all fight
Jody Whitehill, Monday, July 13th, 2015

We have just learned that a Unite young activist has signed his employer up to Unite’s #fightfor5 pledge for decent work for all.


Joe McGurk (pictured), who is part of Unite’s youth committee and works for Dumfries and Galloway council, has been involved with the union for four years.

Joe McGurk1 

“I decided to get my employer to sign up to the #fightfor5 pledge as it just seemed like the right thing to do,” he said.


“We work to live not live to work so its important people are secure in their work and paid a wage they can realistically live on.”


Dumfries and Galloway council employs 3,600 people.


“Dumfries is a relatively small town and quite often gets forgotten,” added Joe.


Unite’s #fightfor5 campaign is for decent work for all. It is a member led campaign and allows people to organise in their workplace to win better pay and conditions.


The #fightfor5 promotes hope and opportunity for workers instead of fear and insecurity that goes hand in hand with low paid, insecure work.


Unite is calling for:


1 A wage we can live on

2 Safe, secure work

3 Guaranteed hours each week

4 Training, development and career opportunities

5 A collective voice and union representation


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