In the letter to Nicola Sturgeon, Unite highlights that 55% of local government workers earn less than £25,000 per annum, and around 75% of local government workers earn less than the UK national average wage of £32,875.
People who wish to travel to Orkney, as Scotland eases its Covid restrictions, are being asked to take 2 tests before travelling.
In Orkney the cumulative total now stands at 49, and although the lowest in the country no one in the islands should become complacent.
Every Health Board in Scotland has recorded positive test results for Covid today, 8th of January. Orkney’s cumulative total now stands at 42.
“The bottom line here – and I need to be really blunt about this – is that for this lockdown to be as effective as we need it to be, we must radically reduce the number of interactions we are having. “
The cumulative total for Orkney of positive cases is now up to 26 and yesterday (15th October) the Western Isles recorded its first death.
“”These are not easy issues, but, if there are different ways of protecting our island communities, we are open to them.”
“I am today giving the nation advance notice, that the coming days are likely to see some hard but necessary decisions.”
“”The decisions we all make as individuals, still affect the safety and well-being of our communities.” Nicola Sturgeon
An additional case was reported in Orkney, bringing that total to 17, and across Scotland 160 new cases are confirmed.