Tues 13 November 2007
Pay Claim for Scotland's local government staff lodged - One year
claim for £1,000 pa or 5%
The shape of the forthcoming claim for a pay rise for over 220,000
local government staff in Scotland was submitted to the employers
today at the Annual Meeting of the Scottish Joint Council in Dunkeld.
Local government unions UNISON, Unite and the GMB agreed that they
would press for a one year claim of £1,000pa or 5% - whichever is
Dougie Black, UNISON Regional Officer and secretary of the trade
union negotiators said. "This is a fair reward for the work that
local government staff put in delivering our essential public services.
We will be submitting the claim and the arguments that back that
up to the employers today. The current two-year deal comes to an
end in April 2008."
In addition to the pay element of the claim, the trade unions
also want to seek an increase of 3 days annual leave (both at basic
level and after five years service) and an extra one day public
Negotiations for local government staff in England, Wales and Northern
Ireland have now concluded. The settlement date for their pay rise
is April 2006.
Notes for Editors: The meeting with the employers will take
place on 14 November 2007 in Dunkeld
For Further Information Please Contact: Dougie Black - Secretary
TU side 07958 121 851(m) Stephanie Herd - Chairperson UNISON Local
Government Committee 07989 544 162(m) Chris Bartter - UNISON Communications
Officer 07715 583 729(m)