With 91% of members responding to say they would be willing to consider strike action over the pay deal, Unite will soon be issuing an industrial action ballot.
COSLA have not moved from their offer of 2%. Given the rocketing cost of living, over a decade of poor funding and below inflation pay awards and the incredible efforts and risks faced by Council staff over the pandemic, this is an insult. We have seen the retail price index (RPI) hit 9.9% this year—2% is a radical pay cut in the face of such an increase in the cost of living.
The Scottish Joint Council (Unite, Unison and GMB) sent a letter to COSLA on 4 May to express its disappointment in the lack of progress or consideration.
On 29 April, trade unionists and activists gathered outside COSLA to protest this paltry pay offer. Your branch will be carrying on these actions to raise public awareness and ensure COSLA hear our demands loud and clear. But the important part is in the hands of the members with the industrial action ballot.
It is imperative that we have the right
- job title
- workplace — the actual location
- postal address
- contact details
for all of our members. Please check your details on MyUnite or call the office on 0131 556 9676 to make sure everything’s accurate.