Latest council pay offer a ‘dire response’ to cost-of-living crisis, warns GMB
Responding this afternoon (Friday 12 August) to an updated offer tabled by COSLA chiefs, involving proposals equivalent to a 3.5 per cent increase for local government pay, GMB Scotland Senior Organiser for Public Services Keir Greenaway said:
“This is a dire response to the cost-of-living crisis facing our members. It will almost certainly lock-in more strikes but let’s also be clear that many frontline workers will fall into working poverty this winter unless this pay offer is significantly increased.
“The blame game between COSLA and the government will no doubt continue, but six months on from the overwhelming rejection of the initial pay offer, this is a damning indictment of how our council workers are valued by Scotland’s political leaders.”
Contact: GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077.
Notes to Editors:
“Key workers who kept country going in pandemic ‘facing poverty amid cost of living crisis”, Sunday Mail, 1 May 2022, access at: << Key workers who kept country going in pandemic 'facing poverty amid cost of living crisis' - Daily Record>>