Pay deal history

Scottish local government pay deals from 2010 to present, noting the pay rise against the rate of inflation, based on the Retail Price Index in April of that year.

YearPay riseInflation (RPI)Notes
20100.65%5.3%3-year deal imposed with no negotiation
201105.2%Year 2 of 3-year deal
201203.5%Year 3 of 3-year deal
20131%2.9%Deal imposed after Unite accepted. Year 1 of 2-year deal.
20141%2.5%Year 2 of 2-year deal.
20151.5%0.9%Deal agreed.

Year 1 of 2-year deal.

Record low inflation due to low oil prices following Iran nuclear deal
20161%1.3%Year 2 of 2-year deal.
20171%3.5%Deal agreed following failed industrial action ballot due to turnout.
20183.5%3.4%Deal imposed after Unison and GMB accepted.

Year 1 of 3-year day. Unite rejected.
20193%3%Year 2 of 3-year deal
20203%1.5%Year 3 of 3-year deal
20212.86 average—rise different for different salaries2.9%Deal agreed with no action

£827 for salaries up to £24,324
2% for £24,325 to £38,919
1% for £38,920 to £77,838
£770 for £77,839 and above

Backdated to January
20227.5% paybill increase—rise different for different salaries11.1%Deal agreed following Unite and GMB waste and cleansing strike.

£2,000 for up to £20k
£1,925 for £20k to £39,500
5% for £39,501+ capped at £3k

Payment of SSSC fees.

Extra day holiday.
20237% paybill increase—rise different for different salaries11.3%Unison school support strike.

£1,950 (c9%) for GR3 and below / £1,878 (c7.5-8.5%) for GR4 / above received £1,878 to £4,850 (5.5-7.4%)
2024TBC5.2% at January 2024
Scottish local government pay deals from 2010 to present, noting the pay rise against the rate of inflation (RPI)