Members in Scottish Local Government will be balloted on a programme of industrial action in support of an improved pay offer between 9 September and 29 September. This follows the result of the recent consultative ballot where members voted by 65% to 35% in favour of moving to a formal industrial action ballot in support of an improved offer.
UNISON wants to make employers think again about imposing another paltry pay award and that they prepare to negotiate with us to achieve a fair pay settlement that seeks to address the years of below inflation rises and freezes.
This is a political campaign that needs to persuade politicians in councils and parliaments that we deserve a pay rise. So we will ask members to write to Councillors and MSPs, to visit their surgeries, to lobby them and protest against their lack of care for Council employees.