Aberdeenshire UNISON

Update 23rd January 2007


Unions and Aberdeenshire Council in talks over Single Status

UNISON, the GMB and the T&G all balloted members on the council's single status proposals at the beginning of January. UNISON members voted to accept by a 15% majority on a 48% response. The two other unions had similar return rates, but members of both unions voted to reject the council's proposals.

The joint trade unions, UNISON, GMB, and T&G, met Aberdeenshire Council officials on Tue, Jan 23 for further talks on the Single Status proposals following the outcome of the ballots.

The talks were productive in identifying areas of agreement and outstanding issues of concern, with a view to reaching an agreement within the next few weeks, subject to further consultation with employees.

All parties agreed to make no further comment until after they consult further within their own organisations, and a joint statement to this effect was released to the press.

A further meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 6.