Wendy Dunsmore, Regional Industrial Officer, brings us an update on the pay deal. Many members have now received the 2018/19 pay rises which were imposed upon them in this month’s pay slips. From many Unite’s members’ point of view, the increases are underwhelming. Some low paid staff ‘enjoyed’ a pay rise in the summer of […]
The consultative ballot Unite held in January rejected the pay offer by 55%. Unite informed COSLAof this. The members of our sister unions—Unison and GMB—accepted the offer. At the SJC meeting with COSLA on 1 March, Unite made representations on behalf of members and outlined that the offer was rejected because the offer does not […]
The three unions that form the Scottish Joint Council (SJC) for Local Government Employees, and their ballot results for pay, are Unite – 55% reject Unison – 91% accept GMB – ballot closes on 28 February, recommending members accept. Unite’s Craft employees accepted the same deal offered to local government employees by 84%. The Unite […]
Unite members working in Scotland’s local authorities have voted to reject the revised pay offer put to them by Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). 55% voted to reject and 45% to accept. The craft ballot closes on Monday 4 February. Read the full story on Unite the Union’s website.
Join public workers from across Scotland in a rally outside the Scottish Parliament on 12 December at 12 noon to press the case for a budget for public services that restores pay protects our precious public services. This is the day the Scottish Parliament will be debating the budget for 2019/20. Trade unions want to […]
Unite the union has today confirmed that its local government craft membership has voted to reject the COSLA pay offer by 69%. Of those that rejected the offer, 90% voted for industrial action. The craft agreement covers trades persons including joiners labourers painters electricians. The craft membership will meet with Unite’s local government membership, who […]
On 16 October, Unite the Union announced that its local government membership rejected the revised pay offer from COSLA and voted to authorise the union to move towards an industrial action ballot. Following a month long consultation, 73% of Unite members voted to reject. Of those who rejected, 88% indicated support for industrial action. COSLA’s offer […]
CoSLA, on Friday 7th September 2018, issued a Final Pay Offer to Local Government workers. The offer is: i. The pay offer is for one year and covers the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. The award will be back dated to the 1 April 2018 application date. ii. A 3% pay increase […]
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The proposed COSLA pay offer has now been agreed. The agreed offer, for most workers, is the same one put forward by COSLA in May: for those earning less than £35,000 a year, an increase of £350, based on a 37 hour week for those earning over £35,000 a year, an increase of 1%. Craft […]