Friday, 17 March 2017
To register your vote, please click here. You will also find leaflets and posters explaining why the pay offer is not fair pay.
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Monday, 13 March 2017
UNISON Scotland Local Government Committee to consult on new pay offer with recommendation to REJECT
For the first time this will be an an online consultation.
UNISON Scotland’s Local Government Committee unanimously decided to recommend REJECTION of the offer. The committee also agreed to consult members in a digital online ballot commencing 17th March and closing at 12 noon on 7th April.
The employers upped the two previous offers to £350 flat rate for those earning up to £35,000 and 1% for those above, but it fell far short of the union’s demand for a flat rate across the board.
Dougie Black, UNISON lead negotiator, said: “The joint trade union position was united behind the need for only a flat rate claim and not a mixed offer.
"Since the offer was tabled the local government settlement had marginally improved. Previous offers had seen £250 up to £25,000 and 1%, then £300 up to £30,000 and 1% for those above.
“We had persuaded the employers to go back to the COSLA leaders and seek a fresh mandate on the basis of the trade union position.
"However this is nowhere near enough. Our flat rate claim of £1000 would have gone some way towards redressing the 14% fall in pay in real terms. This is a mere drop in the ocean, even for our low paid members."