Scottish council workers vote for two-year pay deal

Ballot sees 88% of local government members in Scotland vote for 1.5% rise for 2015 and1% in 2016

Local government workers in Scotland have voted to accept a two-year pay offer from employers.
More than 88% of members voting in a ballot which ran over September said “yes “to an offer of a 1.5% rise from 1 April 2015 and 1% from April 2016 – with a link to the living wage
Importantly, the Scottish local government living wage of £7.85 per hour will be put in place before the 1.5% rise, making it £7.97 an hour.
And in April 2016, the living wage will be increased to the recommended figure of the Living Wage Foundation, again before the 1% rise.
There will also be talks on removing the pay points below the living wage level.
Negotiators succeeded in getting the initial offer of two years at 1.25% front-loaded to 1.5% in 2015
This is above inflation and slightly increases the value of the 1% in 2016.
Inflation in August was 0.0% when measured by the consumer price index and 1.1% on the retail price index.

UNISON Scotland website