DOZENS of housing association staff in Glasgow are poised to strike in a row over pay.
Around 80 workers in the Unite union at Queen's Cross Housing Association are expected to take part in a one-day walkout on Monday.
Staff were balloted for strike action earlier this month after rejecting a pay offer of 1.5% and voted overwhelmingly in favour of action.
Queen's Cross Housing Association employs around 190 staff and has a housing stock of nearly 4500 properties in the north of Glasgow along the Forth and Clyde Canal.
The association said talks were continuing with Unite to try to avert the strike.
However, a contingency plan has been put in place to ensure that essential services are delivered, particularly to vulnerable tenants.
Queen's Cross is one of the largest providers of supported housing in Glasgow.
A Unite spokesman said: "As it stands industrial action is still planned for Monday."
A spokeswoman for Queen's Cross Housing Association said: "Unfortunately we are facing industrial action by Unite over this year's pay agreement.
"Like other public services, we're juggling the need to deliver high quality services with protecting employees' jobs while in the middle of uncertain economic times.
"We are continuing to do what we can to reach a negotiated agreement in order to avert strike action.
"However, should the strike go ahead, we've planned to ensure that essential services are delivered, particularly to our most vulnerable tenants."
The association is currently building 337 new homes and appointed a new chief executive last year. Shona Stephen was the former deputy director of Housing Access and Support at the Scottish Government.