Pay Award 2021/22 – Consultative Ballot 12th to 28th April

UNISON Scotland will open a consultative ballot on the pay offer from COSLA in response to the Joint Unions Pay claim. UNISON is a member-led organization and it’s important that you take the opportunity to cast a vote in the consultative ballot. 

The ballot will contain 2 questions: 

  1. Do you Accept or Reject the COSLA offer?
  2. Are you prepared to take industrial action? 

Joint Union Pay Claim     

COSLA Offer 

  • A settlement that runs for the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 
  • A £2,000 flat rate increase to all spinal column points, or 6%, whichever is greater (based on a 37-hour working week). 
  • An underpinning minimum rate of pay of £10.50 per hour. A separate, additional payment towards pay restoration. 
  • An equivalent percentage or, the median paid where the base salary increase is paid as a flat rate, uprating of all allowances. 
  • No less than parity with other Local Government bargaining groups. 
  • All professional costs associated with the role to be met by the employer. 
  • A commitment to exploring ways in which to achieve a no-detriment reduction in the working week. 
  • An assessment of the pay gap against all protected characteristics 
  • A flat rate payment of £800 (this will be applied to SJC set hourly rates based on a 37-hour working week giving an underpinning minimum rate of pay of £9.75 per hour) for all employees remunerated up to £25,000 
  • A 2% uplift for those earning £25,000 to £40,000
  • 1% rise for those earning up to £80,000 with a cap of £800
  • All nationally negotiated allowances, not including First Aid allowance, uplifted by 2%. 

UNISON Scotland’s Local Government Committee is advising members to reject the offer. 

The ballot will be held digitally so it is important that you have your contact details with Unison up to date. If you have not been receiving emails from the branch, you need to update your details click here to access ‘My Unison’. You will need your membership number to update your details, if you do not remember your password, you can use the link on the page to reset it. 

The Frequently Asked Questions about the ballot,  SLG Pay Ballot FAQs 2021
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