Scottish public sector branches meet to consider pay campaign
12 Jun 2012
Representatives of branches with members affected by Scottish ministers’ pay policy met in Edinburgh to consider options for a Prospect Scottish pay campaign, to run in parallel with the union’s UK civil service campaign and a similar campaign in Wales.
With the continuation of a pay freeze in Scotland, representatives heard a full report from Dai Hudd, deputy general secretary about the plans being put in place by Prospect to mount a campaign that calls for fairness for civil service pay – both in the short term and in the years ahead.
Representatives were provided with a report which, based on external evidence, dismissed the myths that have grown up about civil service pay and discussed the evidence that shows how civil service pay has fallen behind over recent years.
A copy of the report will be available for all members later this week.
Representatives also agreed to present a common claim in all bargaining areas covered by Scottish ministers’ pay policy. The claim, which calls for minimum increases in pay to cover higher pension contributions implemented by the government without consultation or agreement.
They also made clear that long-term reductions to terms and conditions would not be traded for a short-term gains, i.e. a one year extension to the ‘no compulsory redundancy’ agreement in Scotland.
A copy of the full claim will be included in the briefing referred to above.