Strike needs common sense

THE STORY about private firms breaking padlocks in schools (Evening Times, December 28) is what happens when Glasgow City Council and its part-privatised arms length bodies and private companies fail to communicate.

Basic common sense is needed here.The cost to replace padlocks every time they need to be broken is bonkers.

Jill Ferguson, online

Care problems

THE ISSUES with Cordia carers (Evening Times, December 28) happens every year at Christmas.

There is something wrong with Cordia, it never has been my favourite home help, but they do give warning that they will be going to see the person but not as frequently as any other time as there are fewer [staff] and they have less time to spare with the person.

If your relative needs help at this time of year [you] should be prepared to do a little as well.

Marion Gordon, online

Thanks readers

I WANTED to say a big ‘thank you’ to your readers and our supporters for helping to our 150th year, a huge success for Barnardo’s Scotland.

Many of your readers have taken part in challenge events and raised funds through, sweat, tears and determination.

By shopping and donating to Barnardo’s stores in Govan, Broomhill, Anniesland, Shawlands, Maryhill, Shettleston and Clarkston readers have helped our local services, as the profits from retail go directly to support the charity’s work with some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged children and young people.

Martin Crewe, Director, Barnardo’s Scotland

Stop donations

I SEE that janitors are being told to leave gates open when they are taking industrial action so that private firms can access school property and grit the playgrounds (Evening Times, December 28).

The union should be advising their members to get instructions in writing. This is the thin edge of the wedge from Cordia.

Maybe their future plan is to employ a private company to take over all janitorial duties.

Is Cordia not an offshoot of Labour-run Glasgow city council? How much does the members of this trade union donate to the Labour party, and lastly maybe the members of this trade union and others say goodbye to donating money to theses people who are attempting to take away their rights and lively hood.

Jim Tees, via email