On 3rd April COSLA, the employers’ organisation, made an offer for this year’s pay award.
The offer consists of several elements which will be differentiated depending on how much you earn.
Basically, all workers will be offered 5% onto their salary from 1st April this year. With a further percentage amount payable from 1st January 2024, this will be differentiated depending on how much you earn.
If your hourly rate is below £14.78 a 2.5% additional percentage will be applied on 1st January 2024
If your hourly rate is between £14.78 and £19.71 then a 1.5% additional percentage will be applied on 1st January 2024
If your hourly rate is above £19.71 then an additional 1% from 1st January 2024.
At the end of the proposed pay increases the Local Government living wage will have been increased by 99 Pence.
So all workers will receive 5% now plus either 2.5,1.5 or 1% on 1st January 2024.
Any pay claim for 2024/25 will still be due/implemented on 1st April going forward.
There are various commitments on working with the joint trade unions to work towards a minimum rate of £15 ph within local government and other issues raised within our pay claim.
UNISON Local Government Committee recommend that you vote to REJECT this offer.
We are asking you to reject because this offer falls far short of our joint claim and it does not even give parity to other pay offers within the public sector and is not in line with the offer made to Teachers.
Please remember if you do vote to reject then it could be likely that we would need to take industrial action to achieve more.
In the past UNISON members in Stirling have shown that they are prepared to stand up for decent pay.
Together we can do that again.
Vote Reject and show that we are worth more.
You should now have received a voting link to the e-mail address we have for you. This may go into your Junk folder. If you have not yet received this you should contact the branch immediately.
It is important that you vote, we need as many voices as possible to say that we need and deserve more
All ballot FAQs are on the web here https://unison-scotland.org/local-government-pay-23-24/