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75,000 council workers could walk out in Scotland

Issue No. 2365

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.

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Tue 6 Aug 2013, 16:22 BST
Issue No. 2365
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