Date: Tue 2 October 2008
An immediate statement from UNISON on the local government pay
dispute and suspension of next week's strike.
UNISON, Scotland's largest local government union, said that an
improved pay offer from Scottish local government employers meant
that the union would suspend next week's selective strike action,
so that members could be consulted.
Dougie Black, UNISON regional officer, and leader of the negotiators
said "After two strikes and previous fruitless negotiations, I'm
pleased that we now have a new offer. It is at a level - 3% this
year and 2.5% for next year - that needs to go back to members to
get their view. In the meantime we have agreed to suspend the selective
action to allow this to happen."