As you will be aware UNISON formally balloted members across 31 Local Authorities employed in school cleaning, school catering, school janitorial, waste and recycling services regarding the LG Pay Offer. That ballot closed yesterday Wednesday 22nd September 2021.
We would advise that on the close of the ballot we did not reach the statutory threshold, set by the Anti Trade Union Bill, needed to take action. However 81.25% of members in the Falkirk ballot return voted for Industrial Strike Action which demonstrates a strength of feeling.
I can further advise that on this basis the UNISON Scotland Local Government Committee are considering its next steps and will keep you updated on any further action.