In the recent pay survey, Unite members gave the below proposals for the forthcoming pay claim.
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Unite believes that councils, elected representatives and communities can see the value of local government workers and the importance of rewarding them appropriately for their commitment before and during the pandemic.
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Low pay, job security, stress and attacks on terms and conditions—the reward for Scotland’s public sector pandemic heroes?
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We recently surveyed Unite members in local authorities in Scotland. 42% responded to our recent pay survey, highlighting three areas of concern:
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- low pay
- job security and stress
- terms and conditions.
The local authority newsletter is focusing on jobs across local authorities to show how valuable our public sector workers are and the hard work they put in under difficult conditions and often low pay.
Today our focus is on Rab (not his real name) who works for the City of Edinburgh Council as a janitor. Rab has worked for the council for over 15 years. He works 25 hours a week and his weekly earnings are a mere £240—nearly half of the UK’s average wage (£31,830).
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