Pay Ballot April 2021

Letter to Council Leader

The results of our pay ballot are: 

  • 88% of members voted to reject the current pay offer and  
  • 74% of members voted in favour of taking some form of industrial action, up to and including strike action, in pursuit of an improved offer. 


UNISON have communicated this result to the employer and COSLA Leaders (attached) and issued a press release .  

COSLA Leaders meet tomorrow and have this on their agenda.  There is a further negotiating meeting next Tuesday and it is anticipated that if any improvement is going to be made to the offer that it will be presented then.  We are also liaising with other trade union colleagues around next steps.  We will keep you abreast of any developments.   

In the meantime as UNISON Stirling Branch Secretary I have forwarded the attached letter to our Stirling Council Leader  with a request that they stand by their workforce at tomorrow’s meeting and support calls for an improved offer to be made. 

UNISON Updates April 2021

Pay Ballot

There is only a week left to go on the ballot so it’s important members contact the branch asap if they have not yet received their ballot.

One Year of Covid Survey 

The press release issued for our One Year of Covid survey can be found here: 

It has already received some coverage: 

https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/union-reveals-stress-and-workload-impact-of-pandemic-on-local-government-workers

We have sent this to all Council Leaders but have yet to receive a single response.  We also raised it today at the SJC Steering Group. 

Covid Updates: