United Kingdom - Rejection of local government deal in Scotland - August 4, 2010

Local government union members in Scotland have voted by a massive majority to reject a three-year agreement that would have provided increases of 1% this year, followed by a pay freeze and then 0.5% in 2012. The local government unions, UNISON, GMB and Unite, will meet to discuss their pay campaign. Meanwhile, the same unions have registered a dispute with local government employers in the other main agreement that covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Unions are angry that employers are maintaining the pay freeze, refusing to pay low paid workers the UKP 250 (Euro 302) approved by the coalition government, and also recommending local deals to undermine the national agreement.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/374;

http://www.unison.org.uk/news/news_view.asp?did=6281;  

http://www.unison.org.uk/news/news_view.asp?did=6273

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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