Vote now to fight against redundancies and privatisation

Have you voted yet?

On Monday we opened a consultative ballot for all our members across the City of Edinburgh Council to see if you would take action over the

  • loss of the ‘no compulsory redundancy’ pledge
  • threat of outsourcing and privatisation.

Both of these are potential consequences of the Lib Dem budget that was passed by the Council on 23 February. Read our post on the budget for details.

This is a consultative ballot to check if members would take action. This is not an industrial action ballot, which would lead to action. Read about different ballots.

We need to show that we will not sit back and accept cuts to jobs and services, so vote as soon as you receive your ballot. The ballot closes on 2 April.

How you receive your ballot


If we have an email on file for you, you will receive this by email.

We encourage all members to provide us with their personal email address, not their work one. It is likely you are missing emails from us if you’ve provided your council email, due to the filter issue.

If you have not received the email, call the office on 0131 556 9676 to update your email address and resend the ballot.

Text message

If we don’t have an email for you, but do have a mobile number, you’ll receive a text message.


If we don’t have an email or mobile number for you, we send a postal ballot.

We sent postal ballots on Wednesday, so you should receive these by the beginning of next week at the latest.

Update your details

It is crucial that we have your correct

  • home address
  • phone number
  • email address
  • job title
  • workplace location.

You can check and update your details using My Unite.

If you can’t access My Unite, call 0131 556 9676 to update your details.

If you haven’t received a ballot

Call 0131 556 9676 if you haven’t received your ballot by 16 March.

When you call make sure we have your correct

  • address
  • email
  • phone number
  • workplace location
  • job title.

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