Union calls on Fife Council staff to strike over pay offer

Fife Council staff are to be balloted over possible strike action as part of a pay claim.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 10:52 am
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 11:03 am

Trade union UNISON is recommending they reject an offer pitched by COSLA - the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

It will call on them to move to strike action.

The union says its members are the “poor relation” of public services, and have been forgotten about despite playing key roles during the pandemic.

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It is joining the GMB and Unite unions for the ballot.

Debbie Thompson UNISON Fife Branch Secretary said it was “galling” only some local authority workers had been offered £500 from the Scottish Government, adding: “In Fife we continued to deliver the majority of our services throughout the pandemic and those that were temporarily suspended was as a result of both UK and Scottish government advice, but many staff in those suspended services volunteered to undertake alternative roles to support our communities.”

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