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UNISON members have their voice heard


Pay Consultation Ballot


After consulting thousands of council workers, 91% voted to reject COSLA’s two-stage pay offer, which proposed a 2.2% increase for the first six months followed by an additional 2% over the subsequent 12 months, ending in September next year.

UNISON members have sent a clear message that this offer fails to adequately address the years of pay cuts and the rising cost of living you have endured and that they are not willing to accept an unfair pay deal


What happens next?


UNISON will now move to formally ballot groups of members for selective strike action. Our initial focus is on UNISON members in waste and recycling services in Edinburgh, strategically timed to maximise impact during the Edinburgh Festival.

Soon, we will outline a comprehensive timeline and plan to ballot waste members across the rest of Scotland. Additionally, if the dispute continues, we will turn our attention to Education and Health & Social Care members in the coming weeks and months.

Your collective voice has been powerful in rejecting this inadequate offer. Now, we need to keep the momentum going by increasing the pressure on local decision-makers.

Can you spare a moment to email your Councillor?

Local government staff like you work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, clean, and accessible. However, your pay has dropped by 25% since 2010 while living costs continue to soar. UNISON is pushing for fair pay, and we need your help to make this a reality.

We have created an easy-to-use tool for you to email your local councillor and urge them to support this crucial pay rise.


We've got a template letter ready for you—simply add your personal touch or send it as is! Your voice matters, and together we can make a difference.


Email your Councillor now, click on the link below



 Keep the pressure up!

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