Hundreds of UNISON members in Inverclyde schools and early years establishments will be balloted for strike action as part of UNISON’s campaign for a fairer pay deal. An offer by the Scottish employers of 2% on all pay scales was unanimously rejected by UNISON members.
Members to be balloted will include pupil support assistants, early years workers, admin/clerical staff, cleaners and bus escorts. They will be amongst 25,000 members across Scotland who will be asked to take selective strike action. The employers 2% pay offer is considered completely derisory in the current financial climate and will do nothing to nothing to help with rising fuel, energy and food costs.
The ballot will run from mid-June until late July. GMB and Unite members will also be balloted and this will include members working in front line waste services.