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Date: 23 August 2005


Aberdeen City UNISON, the largest union within Aberdeen City Council will tomorrow morning (23rd August) press Aberdeen City Council to jointly campaign with UNISON for Scottish Executive funding of equal pay in local government.

Aberdeen City UNISON has previously criticised the Scottish Executive for its continued failure to fund equal pay.

"The silence of the Executive is deafening", said joint Branch Secretary Karen Donnelly. "Our Branch has already written to all of the Aberdeen MSPs and many of our members have done likewise. The Scottish Executive has a responsibility to local government which it cannot ignore."

UNISON has placed the issue of Scottish Executive funding on the Agenda for Aberdeenšs Local Government Employees Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) to be held in the Town House on 23rd August 2005 at 9:30am.

"It is essential that the ruling political Administration of the Council joins UNISON in its campaign, which is why we have placed this matter on the JCC agenda" went on Karen Donnelly.

"We firmly believe that it is in the best interests of all concerned, including those who pay Council Tax and use Council services that a concerted effort is made to bring the Scottish Executive into this debate and that the Council must be part of that effort"


For further information please contact: Karen Donnelly 07921 152303

Notes UNISON represents over 150,000 public sector workers in Scotland. It is anticipated that the JCC meeting will have concluded by approx. 10.30 am and representatives of the Branch will be available to answer questions following that meeting.