United Kingdom - Union members reject pay offer Cosla - January 31, 2019

In a recent ballot the members of trade union Unite voted by 55% to 45% to dismiss the latest offer from Cosla. Unite recommended a rejection of the pay offer, which would give a 3.5% rise this year for those earning under 80.000 pound with 3% increases next year and in 2020 for all staff. The union is concerned that the deal does not include a “trigger clause” to reopen talks if Brexit leads to a rise in inflation. Furthermore, they are not satisfied with the pay offer that they say fails to restore local authority workers to the levels of real terms pay from 10 years ago. The union warned that if no agreement is reached the local authority workers might go on strike.

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