Unite members reject COSLA pay offer

84% vote to reject—now we prepare to strike

Unite’s consultative ballot results are in and 84% of members in local government across Scotland have voted to reject the pay offer. This sends a clear message to COSLA that this must be improved.

Thanks to all who voted. If you did not receive a ballot, check your contact details by logging into MyUnite or calling 0131 556 9676.

What happens next?

The local government committees of each union will meet to discuss who to ballot for industrial action.

The representatives from each union then get together (the Scottish Joint Council) to decide who to ballot for the first round of strikes.

What can I do?

1. Make sure your details are up to date

We need the correct contact and workplace details for our members. If you have checked these in the last year, please do so now. You can check by

  • logging in to MyUnite
  • calling the office on 0131 556 9676.

2. Let us know how you feel about striking

Your branch has four reps on Unite’s local government committee, giving us a strong voice to influence who we will ballot for industrial action.

Contact graeme.smith2@unitetheunion.org to let us know if your service wants to—or doesn’t want to—strike to fight for council worker pay.

We will represent our members on the local government committee.

3. Read our guide to industrial action to understand the process.

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