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?
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Check your email for your ballot and reject this real-terms pay cut
Last week COSLA gave their pay offer for local government workers. The offer is yet another real terms pay cut—and a significant one at that as the cost of living continues to rise.
Unite have sent a consultative ballot out to all members in local government for you to have your say. This went by email today—texts and postal ballots will follow for members that don’t have an email on record.
We strongly recommend you reject this insult of an offer.
Read about the offer and the ballot below.
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Unions call for £15 per hour minimum rate and a pay rise of 12% or £4,000
On 26 January, the Scottish Joint Council (SJC – Unite, Unison and GMB) submitted its pay claim for local government workers to COSLA.
The pay claim is
- a minimum rate of pay of £15 per hour
- an increase of 12% or £4,000, whichever is greater,
- pay based on a 35-hour week
- no less than parity with other local government bargaining groups, such as teachers
- expectation to implement the pay away by 1 April.
Other aspects include
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You were recently surveyed on the terms of our pay claim for 2023. The results are in and Unite’s demands are listed below.
Unite’s pay claim for 2023 is below. This will be put to Unison and GMB, so we can agree what the unions’ pay claim to put to COSLA will be.
Unite calls for:
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