Local Government Pay
Developing the pay claim
UNISON Scotland's Local Government Conference is responsible for
developing UNISON's local government pay strategy in Scotland.
Representatives of all Local Government branches attend the Scottish
Local Government Conference and, after consulltation with the
wider membership, agree the terms of the pay claim from a UNISON
Our negotiators then consult with the other Local Government
trade unions (GMB and Unite) and agree a joint negotiating position.
The agreed pay claim is then put to the Scottish Joint Council,
which is made up of representatives from the three trade unions
and CoSLA and negotiations begin.
The progress of these negotiations is reported back to branches
and to the Local Government Conference. This forum is key to representing
the views of the wider membership and deciding on action in support
of the pay claims.
The branch delegates to the Scottish Local Government
Conference for 2016/17 are: Inez Teece, Kate Ramsden; Susan Kennedy;
Steve Gray; and Ann Gray. Inez and Susan
are on the Scottish Local Government Committee, where Inez is
one of the Vice-Chairs.