“COSLA will need to dig a bit deeper if we are to avoid industrial action.”
World Leaders Scotland are to make a further £4million available for the expansion of Sanitary Products.
COSLA’s current offer is 3.5 %(2018), 3% (2019) and 3%(2020).
“even with the slight increase for 2018, it still represents a significant pay cut and does not restore us anywhere close to real terms pay levels from a decade ago.”
The 500 members of UNISON in Orkney are being balloted to see if they would take part in industrial action .
“this is an insult to construction workers, and to their families, who are the lifeblood of their communities. “
The report makes 11 recommendations to be taken forward by the Scottish Government and COSLA
“the reality for some of our poorest paid members is that they are being offered barely more than seven pounds per week more against the backdrop of ten years of austerity.”
An older people’s framework is to be developed by the Scottish Government to “tackle barriers to independent living for older people and promote older people’s rights and equality.”
Support is being improved for people with autism as the Scottish Government and partner agencies develop a tool box that pulls local information together