Orkney looks set to face disruption to many of its council run services this autumn and winter. Council workers, members of trade unions have rejected the 2% pay offer from their employers.
Serious concerns have been raised by trade union leaders highlighting the inconsistencies over protection for those working in the front line during the Covid19 pandemic.
The Scottish Court Custody and Prisoner Escort Service (SCCPES) had attempted to cancel their GMB membership by stopping their union dues paid through the employer payroll check-off system.
The cut would affect the take home pay of Parliamentary Researchers, Constituency Caseworkers and Communications Staff directly employed by Members of the Scottish Parliament.
When applying for offshore wind leases in Scottish waters developers will have to commit to supporting the supply chain in Scotland.
“Billions of pounds in manufacturing contracts and tens of thousands of jobs from Scotland’s offshore wind sector were lost to international competitors in 2019.”
A trade union has reacted with angrily to reports that the international Climate Conference to be held in Glasgow this year is expected to cost £100million in providing security.
The pay imposition will result in staff receiving less than £10 an hour for the next two years.
“GMB members have overwhelmingly rejected their employer’s stealth cuts plan for the future of additional support needs delivery in our schools.”
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