UNISON Scotland is calling on Local Government members to REJECT the employers’ latest pay offer in an online ballot running from 16th October 2018 to 5pm on 7th November 2018. The ballot will also ask you whether you are willing to take industrial action up to and including strike action in pursuit of our full claim.
The final offer from the employers, after months of campaigning and negotiations, is 3% for one year for workers earning up to £80,000. This is below inflation and does not improve low pay. Despite assurances from CoSLA about parity and fairness across local government workers, the signs are that some teachers could get 10%.
THE ONLINE BALLOT STARTS ON TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER, THE LINK TO THE ONLINE BALLOT WILL BE CONFIRMED ONCE THE VOTE IS OPEN.
UNISON is emailing all members we have an email address for (and who have opted in to receiving emails) with a link to the online ballot. No internet access? If you don’t have access to the internet or if you are having problems with the online ballot, you can vote by phone at UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857
Not yet a member? JOIN NOW BEFORE 28 OCTOBER! New members joining UNISON before 28 October 2018 will get a vote on this offer. If they provide an e-mail address to the union when they join they will be sent an e-mail with a link to their ballot after this date but before the close of ballot on 7 November.
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Your Workplace Steward will be able to answer any questions that you may have.