A. Iain Fleming, Mike Danson, Karen Gilmore and Georff Whittam, of the University of Paisley, wrote: 'Secrecy has been a hallmark of the whole saga of the proposed transfer. Councillors have been asked to approve the principle of the transfer without full access to the feasibility study and all relevant data.'
The letter continued: 'Mr Cromley [Glasgow's director of housing] can give no assurances about what terms, conditions and employment prospects await Unison's current members in the private sector. Past experiences of such privatisations suggest much more than just a negative impact. The normal impact is, of course, redundancies, lower wages and poorer conditions.'
The letter from Angela Lynes, Glasgow City banch secretary of Unison, wrote: 'David Comley ignores the very real possibilities of any other solution to the Glasgow housing crisis except his own.