- Published: Friday, 11 January 2019 14:32
UNISON is asking for your views on the pay offer that has been put forward by COSLA which is a 9.5% cost of living increase over 3 years: 3.5% for 2018-19, 3% for 2019-20 and 3% for 2020-21. (see full details here)
In addition it provides a commitment to fully consolidating the living wage, putting more money in the pockets of lower paid council workers, something UNISON has been campaigning for, for years.
There will be discussions with employers on the practical details of how the living wage consolidation will be achieved but it's basic aim is to ensure that employees' basic pay is set above the living wage threshold and that sensible pay/grading differentials are still achieved.
If agreed, the award for 2018 will be backdated to the 1 April 2018 application date.
UNISON’s Scottish Local Government Committee is recommending that you ACCEPT the offer.
It is really important that you let us know your views in the online ballot running from 7-31 January 2019.
You should have received an email in the last few days giving details of how to vote.
If you didn’t get an email (you should check if we have the correct email address for you but) provided you know your membership number or NI Number, you can still vote by using the link below or by phoning UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857. The ballot closes on 31 January 2019.
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