Update on local government pay negotiations in Scotland

Negotiations between COSLA and local government unions UNISON, Unite and the GMB

By Dougie Atkinson, Senior Professional Officer (Scotland)

Trade unions UNISON, Unite and the GMB have written to COSLA to say they will recommend their members reject their revised pay offer when they consult them in the coming weeks.

The revised pay offer, made by COSLA on 6 September 2018, was a 3% increase for all local government workers earning up to £80,000, but the trade unions say that this is below inflation and does not improve low pay.

COSLA has said that the "£350 million pound offer that Scotland’s council leaders have put on the table for the entire local government workforce, at a time of diminishing resources, clearly illustrates that we value our employees very highly".

We understand that talks continue and will keep members updated...



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