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Council Workers National Strike
Various locations - Lothian & Borders*
Monday 22nd Sept 2008

On Monday 22/9/08, UNISON will stage a "Cost of Living Race” in the backyard of Councillor Michael Cook. Cllr Cook is the leader of the CoSLA negotiating team that refuses to increase the 2.5% pay offer to local government staff despite spiralling inflation and increased living costs. As illustrated above the ‘race' will involve various assorted foodstuffs, housing and fuel costs outstripping the pay of the poor local government worker.

UNISON is taking their Campaign for Fair Pay to Cllr Michael Cook's ward to bring home to him the growing gulf between council wages and basic living costs. You are invited to attend the event and witness the CoSLA Olympics. Strike leaders will be available for comment in advance and throughout Monday.

Please contact Peter Hunter (below) to confirm arrangements.

Event Details:
9.00 am Edinburgh - location to be confirmed
11.15 am Gunns Green, Eyemouth,
1.00 pm Bank St Gardens, Galashiels
3.00 pm Melrose, opposite the rugby ground at 2pm

For Further information please contact:
Peter Hunter Regional Officer - Equal Pay,, p.hunter@unison.co.uk Tel 0870 7777 006. Mob 0774 016 7777

Chris Bartter Communications Officer c.bartter@unison.co.uk 0870 7777 006 Mob 0771 558 3729 Fax 0141-221 8953.

UNISON House,14, West Campbell Street Glasgow G2 6RX