Unite is highly critical of the devolution of this policy which seems to have occurred without any consultation except through private negotiations with the Scottish Green Party.”
“COSLA will need to dig a bit deeper if we are to avoid industrial action.”
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.”
“Thousands of Unite members in the offshore sector have sent the OCA employers a clear message through these industrial action ballots.”
The 500 members of UNISON in Orkney are being balloted to see if they would take part in industrial action .
“This outcome was inevitable in light of COSLA’s failure to properly and fairly reward the lowest paid workers in local government.”
Two rural branches in Scotland ear marked for closure have had a stay of execution.
“Unite retains serious concerns over the 3/3 rota system”
“The Unite membership of Total on the Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin rigs have taken the initiative to write to Mr Pouyanné to request his personal intervention.”