Industrial action ballot announced—fight for fair pay now!

Ballot to strike over the 2% pay offer announced

Today, Unite announced that we are launching a ballot for industrial action in all Scottish local authorities.

Please see below for the notice of ballot for Edinburgh and information on what this means to you.

Notice to members of forthcoming industrial action ballot

The Union intends to conduct a ballot for industrial action of the following members: All members within the Waste Department and all members within the School Workplaces.
Voting papers will be sent out on the 10th of June 2022.

If you have not received a voting paper by the 24th of June, you should contact your workplace reps or the Edinburgh Office IMMEDIATELY.
The names of the members to be balloted are available by contacting your workplace reps or the Edinburgh Office. If you are entitled to vote in the ballot please check that you are on the list and that your address is accurately recorded.

If you know anyone who is away from work at the moment but who should be included in the ballot, please give their name to Brian Robertson or Graeme Smith so that we can check whether your colleague should be sent a voting paper.

Brian Robertson
0749 359 7149

Graeme Smith
0771 948 1092

Edinburgh Office
T: 0131 556 9676

What this means in Edinburgh

We want all members to have their say in this crucial ballot on pay at a time of national crisis.

The ballot is a postal ballot. Read about ballots to find out more. Therefore it is vital we have your correct address.

Your branch will be contacting all members in Waste and Cleansing and those working in schools over the coming weeks to ensure you are aware of the ballot and that you have return your vote.

It is imperative that we have the right details for all members. This means the correct

  • address
  • job title
  • workplace
  • contact details

so we will be calling members to confirm this. If you have any doubt at all that we have the correct details for you please contact us using the details in the above notice.

We will continue to raise public awareness of the shocking pay offer for council workers. If you’d be interested in getting involved in this contact Graeme or Brian.

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