By Raymie Kiernan
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75,000 council workers could walk out in Scotland

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Issue 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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