The SJC Joint trade unions received a pay offer from COSLA this week(whilst it is dated the 28th of February it was in fact only sent to us on the 2nd of March).
The UNISON Local Government Committee met the same day and decided unanimously to reject this offer immediately without going to consultation (the LG pay protocol procedures, allow for this). We met with the other SJC Trade Unions later that day and they agreed to do likewise.
There was an SJC Steering Group meeting this morning with the employer where they formally tabled their offer and we notified them of our rejection. We have since written to them confirming our rejection.
UNISON will be issuing a press release on this asap and will send you further information as soon as we receive it.