Union consults on Scottish local government pay offer

UNISON will consult members in Scotland on a pay offer for local government workers.

Joint trade union side secretary Dougie Black, of UNISON said the offer from local government employers’ group Cosla will be discussed initially at a conference in Glasgow on Friday (30 November).

“The offer was made to us at a meeting of the joint secretaries which was not a negotiating meeting,” he said.

“The employers are offering a 1% pay increase from 1 April 2013, a one-year settlement. That is no real surprise given government pay policy.

“They have also made an offer to apply what they call a Scottish local government living wage of £7.50 an hour from 1 April.

“We welcome the fact they have made an offer on the living wagem as this has been part of our claim for the last couple of years.

“We would need to discuss with the employers their proposals for implementation and the details of how it would apply.”

UNSION Scotland local government committee chair Stephanie Herd added: “We will ask delegates at Friday’s meeting how they want to consult members over the next few weeks.

“We would then expect to take the results of that consultation back to the employers in the new year.”


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