We yet to receive any improvement to the pay offer that you rejected from COSLA. We have therefore been left with no option but to call UNISON members working in schools – and early years establishments that are co-located with or based in a school – out on strike on 26th, 27th and 28th September 2023.
“UNISON members who were balloted voted in unprecedented numbers to take strike action overpay. You have given us a mandate to call out over 21000 school based staff on strike action, in almost 2000 schools, in 24 councils across Scotland.
We know you would much prefer to be in school supporting children – not on picket lines outside them. We are doing everything we can to avert these strikes. But there has been no increased offer from COSLA, yet. We understand COSLA has not approached the Scottish government for more money to improve their offer, and no further meetings of the negotiating committee are currently scheduled.”
If you are a member who will be going on strike, please check your emails for more specific information about getting ready to go on strike. You will be financially supported to take action given you are doing so on behalf of ALL local government workers. To help us keep in contact with you, please check we have up to date details for you.
Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Dumfries & Galloway, Dundee City, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Fife, Glasgow City, Highland, Inverclyde, Moray, North Ayrshire, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross, Renfrewshire, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire.
We are asking UNISON members to join the team planning for action by volunteering to be Strike Activists. We need you to help campaign for fair pay and to get ready for the strike. Click here: if you are interested in being a Strike Activist