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GMB tells Scottish Government: COSLA can do more

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

GMB tells Scottish Government: COSLA can do more for the lowest paid local government workers

Following talks between the Deputy First Minister and unions this afternoon (Tuesday 30 August) over the pay offer for Scottish local government, GMB Scotland Senior Organiser for Public Service Keir Greenaway said:

“The message delivered on behalf of our members was clear: Do more for the lowest paid workers by delivering a flat rate offer for their consultation.

“The Deputy First Minister also reiterated his position that there is no more money to offer, but we were also clear the existing offer is not in the words of COSLA bosses, “as good as it gets”.

“It can be better for the lowest paid frontline workers in local government, if the offer puts more consolidated money into their salaries instead of the pockets of the highest paid.

“GMB hopes the Deputy First Minister carries that message to COSLA and we are giving COSLA chiefs every opportunity to do the right thing.”  


Contact: GMB Scotland Senior Organiser Keir Greenaway on 07855 017842 or GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077 /