Unite craft members accept COSLA offer

Unite’s craft membership in local authorities have voted to accept the revised pay offer from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), the union confirmed today.

The craft agreement, which is a separate proposal from the wider local authority offer, was accepted by 84% of those voting.

Unite craft members accept COSLA offer

Joiners, labourers, painters and electricians will now receive a backdated pay award for 3.5% (2018), 3% (2019) and 3% (2020).

Unite had recommended that its trades membership accept the offer last month after a previous offer was rejected in October.

Stevie Dillion, Unite regional coordinating officer, said: “Unite’s craft membership have overwhelmingly voted to accept the COSLA pay award. Ultimately, our membership decided to accept this offer. Now, those working in the craft trades will hopefully receive an imminent pay award in recognition of their hard work after the years of austerity which they and their families have suffered.”

Unite’s local authority membership (non-craft membership) voted to reject the revised pay offer from COSLA.

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