“62% of OIC non-teaching staff work part time, 82% of these part time workers are women.”
Unite has reiterated its calls for COSLA to consider a ‘trigger clause’ which would allow for the re-opening of the three year pay order if, as predicted, Brexit causes inflation to rise, and for low pay bands to be revisited at the end of the three year period.
“This outcome was inevitable in light of COSLA’s failure to properly and fairly reward the lowest paid workers in local government.”
“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.”
“In Germany temporary work and the agency work cannot be exploited by companies in the way it is in the UK.”
in Scotland 81.6% of workers are earning the Living wage
An estimated 20% of women’s income comes from benefits and child tax credits
Orkney Islands Council have published a draft strategy for tackling fuel poverty