UNISON is asking for members’ views on the pay offer that has been put forward by COSLA which is a 9.5% cost of living increase over 3 years: 3.5% for 2018-19, 3% for 2019-20 and 3% for 2020-21. (see full details here)
In addition it provides a commitment to fully consolidating the living wage, putting more money in the pockets of lower paid council workers, something UNISON has been campaigning for, for years. If agreed the award for 2018 will be backdated to the 1 April 2018 application date.
UNISON’s Scottish Local Government Committee is recommending that you ACCEPT the offer. It is really important that you let us know your views in the online ballot running from 7-31 January 2019.
You should get an email in the next few days giving details of how to vote. If you don’t get an email you can vote by using the link below or by phoning UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857. The ballot closes on 31 January 2019.