Posted on July 28, 2020
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Unite Local Authorities 2021 Pay campaign
Why You Deserve Better
As members will be aware, Unite is launching your 2021
pay campaign to ensure that the essential and
invaluable work you do and have always done.
Over the last 10 years local government workers are some of
the most hard hit due to the austerity measures that have been
forced upon you.
Last week the Prime Minister announced a pay rise of around 3.1%
for public sector workers in England & Wales – but not for local
government workers, their offer is far, far less!
During the last round of pay negotiations in Scotland, the Scottish
Government decided that local government workers deserved 3%
less than teachers. Even though the agreement reached was that
if any other public body received a higher rate then pay talks could
be reopen – the Scottish Government refused to do so, offering no
more money to COSLA, thereby breaching the pay deal!
Unite members cannot tolerate this type of behaviour
when they are still in the frontline, still some of the
lowest paid workers across Scotland and still provide
an essential service despite the continuous cut in
JUST SOME OF THE REASONS
WHY YOU DESERVE BETTER!
Local Authorities 2021 Pay Campaign
DATE 27 July 2020
Are Your Details Up-To-Date?
Check your details and membership online. To do this click on
https://myunite.unitetheunion.org/login – this will give you full
sight of the information Unite holds for you. This also allows you to
update your details.
If you are aware of any of your colleagues who would want a say in
their pay claim, forward this newsletter and encourage them to join
a union – encourage them to join Unite. They can do this easily by
going to https://join.unitetheunion.org/
UNITE – BECAUSE YOU DESERVE BETTER!
Pay Campaign 2
“It’s been said so many times already, but it’s true & I’m going to repeat it; clapping doesn’t clean classrooms, it won’t drive the school buses, & it won’t pay the bills.”
WE 👏 NEED 👏 MORE 👏 INVESTMENT
Unite’s Wendy Dunsmore responds to the £20m budget to re-open schools, when Councils still face a £500m hangover from the 2009 Financial Crisis cuts.
If you are not yet a member of Unite
Can you afford not to be?
Unite is the largest trade union in the UK and Ireland with members across the private, public and voluntary sectors including manufacturing, public services, transport, food, finance and construction. Even if you are not in work, there is a place for you in our community or retired member sections.
Have a voice, take action and make change happen. Join the union today!
What you will need to join online today
- Personal and employment details (if applicable).
- An email account
- Bank details – to set up a direct debit
The sign-up process
Joining the union could not be easier. Just follow our simple steps below.
1. Complete the Join Online form
Complete the simple form with your personal information and current job details, if applicable.
2. Find out the cost of your membership
The online application will work out your monthly membership fee based on the information you give us. *
3. Set up a direct debit
If you are happy with a monthly fee, you can complete the Direct Debit and activate your membership right away.
4. Receive email & instant MyUnite access
You’ll receive an email telling you how to gain access to the MyUnite portal. A membership pack will follow in the post which will include your Unite membership number.
* The online application will calculate your joining fee prior to any payment being requested.
Further membership information and contribution rates