Tag Archives: local government pay claim 2017

Ballot vote for pay action beaten by turnout law

UNISON’s Scottish Local Government Committee met in Glasgow on 31 May 2017, to consider the local government industrial ballot result. It was agreed UNISON have a mandate to ask COLSA to return to the table for further discussions. The ballot did return a vote in favour of taking industrial action but did not meet the […]

Dave Prentis – Now’s the time to take a stand on pay

Letter from UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis on the Scottish local government pay ballot. Dear friend, As you know, UNISON local government branches across Scotland are currently being balloted for industrial action. That’s happening because UNISON members voted overwhelmingly to reject the pitiful pay offer that was put forward earlier this year. Thanks to years […]

LG Pay Ballot Social Media

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Pay ballot posters and leaflets

Use these posters and leaflets to build the campaign for a Yes vote in your workplace. Just click on the graphics to download a PDF of… Fair Pay leaflet Pay ballot Questions and Answers Fair Pay poster A3 Pay Ballot poster Local Government Pay Home

LG pay ballot opens 11 May and closes 30 May – Letter to members

UNISON members to be balloted for industrial action – Voting opens 11 May & closes 30 May. Please note the changed start date for the ballot. Dear Member Following one of the highest returns in a full membership consultation, UNISON members voted overwhelmingly to REJECT the Employers’ offer (77.6% of those voting). On this basis a decision […]

Pay: GMB letter inflammatory and inaccurate

UNISON Scotland has reacted angrily to a letter sent out by the GMB union to members regarding the Local Government Pay Claim. In a circular to branches, UNISON lead negotiator Dougie Black says: “The GMB have chosen to attack UNISON regarding the fact that we have rejected the employers on Pay this year. Not only is there letter […]

UNISON to ballot local government members in fight for fair pay

UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial action. The decision was announced at UNISON’s local government committee meeting today (Monday) following a consultative ballot which saw 77.6 per cent vote to reject the employers’ pay offer. Dougie Black, regional organiser for […]

Why you should reject the local government pay offer

What’s not fair? Your pay is worth far less now than ten years ago after years of pay restraint and inflation. Local government workers are seeing their living standards squeezed as the prices of food, gas and electricity, travel, food and childcare continue to rise. But while inflation indexes show how costs are rising, the […]

Leaflets and posters – consultative ballot Fair Pay 2017

This page has a set of leaflets and posters to help answer your questions on UNISON Scotland’s consultative ballot on fair pay for local government workers. The consultative ballot opens on 17 March, 2017, and will close at 12 noon on 7 April, 2017. Click on the icons below for a pdf version of the document you can print. […]