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Local Government Unions Reject Cosla Three-Year Deal

Magazine article Public Finance

Local Government Unions Reject Cosla Three-Year Deal

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Unions representing more than 200,000 local government workers in Scotland have rejected a three-year pay offer in what the employers claim Is a volte-face.

The negotiating body representing the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities had expected the unions to accept a deal of 2.5% a year up to 2010.

But the unions - Unison, GMB and Unite - rejected K after 'taking soundings from their members'.

They said the proposed deal failed to match the current rate of inflation.

Cosla claims the unions Initially backed a multi-year deal. Its negotiating body, the Scottish Joint Council, wrote to the unions reminding them of the outcome of a meeting on March 3.

It said the trade union side 'appeared content with the principle of a multi-year settlement and, indeed, to encourage this position, we extended our offer to the limits of affordabillty by local councils.'

It added: 'The sticking point... appeared to be the trades unions' desire for an inflationary trigger, although this was not mentioned during discussions at our meeting on March 3. …

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