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Vote YES for strike action in the local government pay ballot.

UNISON is leading the fight for a fair pay rise for all local government workers. We are 18 months into the global pandemic in which you have worked above and beyond, in the most difficult of circumstances, to keep our key services going. The current pay offer does not recognise these efforts and we believe you are worth more – you deserve a proper pay rise.

Only by voting YES for strike action are we likely to get an improved pay offer.

COSLA’s current offer:

  • does little to address low pay
  • does not recognise your extraordinary efforts during COVID
  • would give you less than other key workers
  • does nothing to address work-life balance

Earlier this year we ran an online consultation to see what you and other local government members thought of the employers 2021 pay offer.  It was no surprise that the overwhelming majority of you voted to reject the offer and indicated your willingness to take action to achieve a better deal. Little has changed since then and we have exhausted all other options with your employer. We now need you to vote YES to take strike action to remind your employers exactly how you feel.

To ensure maximum impact of our action a select groups of workers are being balloted:

  • school cleaning
  • school catering
  • school janitorial
  • waste and recycling

All UNISON members taking action will be financially supported by UNISON.

How to vote

  • The ballot will run from 1-22 September.
  • You will get your ballot paper through the post.
  • It is vital completed ballots are received no later than 10am on 22nd September.
  • It is important that we have the correct details for you. You can update your details at my.unison or call 0131 226 0090
  • Or any other problems please contact UNISON direct 0800 0857 857 or contact your local branch

Use your vote – it is important the employers are in no doubt over what you think of their pay offer

If you work in one of the areas targeted for strike action it is vital you use your vote. Vote YES to strike action – you are worth so much more.

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