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GMB@COSLA Pay Consultative Ballot

GMB Scotland in Local Government – COSLA Pay Consultative Ballot Update
You will be aware we are currently balloting all our members across Local Government about the latest pay offer.
The ballot will close one week today (Thursday 28th February 2019) and if you haven’t voted it’s important that you do.
GMB are recommending you accept this offer as the best that can be negotiated without you having to take industrial action.
We have secured more money for you during the pay talks and the commitment to consolidate the living wage across all thirty-two councils is a positive step for everyone as that will bring back the pay differentials between the bottom grades.
COSLA’s three year offer proposes the following:
· 2018/19 – increase of 3.5 per cent (capped at £80,000, on or above which a flat rate of £1600 will apply). · 2019/20 – an increase of 3 per cent.
· 2020/21 – an increase of 3 per cent.

We have also written to COSLA to say that while we are recommending this offer if Brexit has a major impact on inflation and this deal turns into a pay cut in year three then we will demand talks to discuss what can be done to protect those on the lowest grades.
Our priority is the defence of your interests – always. This is your pay deal so it’s important that you have your say on it.
If you haven’t voted yet then please get in touch with your GMB rep or your local GMB office now:
Glasgow – 0141 332 8641
Aberdeen – 01224 582367
Dundee – 01382 225491
Edinburgh – 0131 322 9270
Inverness – 01463 233088
Falkirk – 01324 670676
Kilmarnock – 01563 574455
As always, you can also email us at

Posted: 22nd February 2019

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