Commenting on Cosla’s revised pay offer which was sent to unions this evening (Wednesday), UNISON Scotland’s head of local government, Johanna Baxter said:
“UNISON Scotland’s local government committee will hold an emergency meeting first thing tomorrow (Thursday) and will go through the detail of Cosla’s revised offer and consider our position. UNISON will do everything we can to find a solution – we do not want to see mass school closures.
“However, we need to be convinced that this is a substantially improved offer. UNISON members in schools have voted in unprecedented numbers to take action and we have a mandate to call over 21,000 school staff out on strike over this – our members have clearly had enough. COSLA and the Scottish government need to make sure these workers are properly rewarded for their commitment and hard work.”