Local government workers in Scotland are into the final week of their strike ballot over pay.
They rejected the last miserly 1 percent offer in April this year from the Scottish Joint Council employers.
Employers have said no to reopening talks.
After a two-year pay freeze while the cost of living has sharply increased Unison argues that pay has lost 13 percent of its value.
The union is recommending a yes vote. Workers should vote yes. At a time of pay cuts across the public and private sectors they could win massive support.
The workers are voting to decide on a minimum of three days of action.
This would see a rolling programme of one day regional strikes and two days of Scotland-wide strikes over a seven week period.
The ballot runs until Tuesday of next week.