Vote YES for fair pay—week 4 of the ballot

Night shift at Seafield Depot

The ballot for industrial action over pay was issued on 10 June. Many of you have now returned this, however we need all members to have their say in this crucial vote.

If you haven’t voted, please do so now.

If you haven’t received your ballot, call 0131 556 9676 immediately to check your details with the office and get a replacement ballot.

COSLA’s offer of a 2% rise—in fact a dramatic pay cut, given that inflation is currently at 11.7%—is a slap in the face to the dedicated workforce in the Council. We must take a stand against this, so are recommending all workers vote YES for industrial action.

We have been non-stop raising the issue of Council worker pay and speaking to members to ensure the success of this ballot. Below you can see some of our actions over the past few weeks.

Workplace visits

We’ve been around all Waste and Cleansing depots and hosted two drop-in sessions, one at South Queensferry Community and another at Leith Community Centre, to speak to workers about the pay deal and ballot.

Political support

Councillors have stood with us to show their support for our campaign for fair pay for Council workers.


Spreading the word at events and demos.

Taking the message to COSLA

We’ve been outside COSLA, on a number of occasions, including making our presence felt while the leaders met inside.

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