Pay update: who is balloting where? And why we need to take action

Unite is balloting members in Waste and Cleansing, including Public Conveniences, and Fleet Services

COSLA leaders are due to meet on 21 June to discuss the local government pay deal, in light of the industrial action ballots council face.

The latest offer was for a 2.2% rise for six months, then an additional 2% rise covering the next 12 months. This would include changing our pay anniversary from April to October going forward.

Unite and GMB rejected the latest offer out of hand.

Unison consulted their members on the offer. 91% voted to reject it.

Industrial action ballots

GMB balloted social care workers across Scotland—this ballot closes on 19 June.

Unite, Unison and GMB have all balloted members in Waste and Cleansing across Scotland—this ballot closes on 1 July.

In Edinburgh, we have also balloted workers in Fleet Services—this ballot closes on 3 July.

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