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Unite members accept Cosla pay deal

Unite members accept Cosla pay deal

07 April 2017
Members of Unite the union working for local councils in Scotland have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a pay deal.
 
In a consultative ballot, some 82 per cent of Unite members voted to accept the offer from local government body Cosla, with some 17 per cent voting to reject.
 
Unite Scotland regional officer William McGonigle said: "Unite the union believed that this offer was the best that we could achieve through negotiation, and our members have overwhelmingly accepted that. 
 
"Local government workers are under pressure over pay, but this deal will benefit the lowest-paid workers most, and will help to address pay inequality in local councils."
 
The Cosla pay offer was 1 per cent for those earning £35,000 above, and a flat rate of £350 for those earning under that amount. For a worker earning £16,000 that is equivalent to a pay rise of 2.19 per cent.
 
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Notes to editors 
 
For further information or to request an interview, please contact Unite regional officer William McGonigle on 07810 157912.