Living wage consolidation – local authority newsletter

Following the implementation of the 2018-21 pay deal in 2019, Unite, along with our sister unions, has been working with COSLA to develop a set of principles to ensure the full consolidation of the Scottish Government Living Wage.

These talks have been, at times, challenging, however Unite has persisted.

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Recycling centres opening — local authority newsletter

Following Scotland’s First Minister’s announcement that recycling centres will be reopening from 1 June, Unite has been engaged with CoSLA to secure safe working practices for all members.

Unite was disappointed to learn that a body – without a voice for the workers – had already been meeting and determining the best way to reopen the centres. This is unacceptable as Unite believes that this body has not examined the real challenges workers will face in practice.

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Your health and safety matters! – local authority newsletter

As services and workplaces start to reopen, Unite members are rightly concerned at the procedures and processes that are put in place to protect themselves, colleagues and indeed the public.

Unite has drawn up guidance for employer to follow to ensure your safety is at the top of any plans.

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