Commenting today (Tuesday 25th October) following a meeting of Council Leaders, Councillor Katie Hagmann, COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson, said:
“I am pleased to get this year’s pay deal for the Local Government Workforce concluded and over the line. This now enables us to get money into the pockets of the workforce as quickly as we possibly can.
“This is a deal that clearly shows Scotland’s Council Leaders have listened to the very real concerns of our workforce and have responded positively.
“Council Leaders have said consistently throughout these negotiations that we value the work of our Local Government Workforce and are grateful for the difference they make within communities across Scotland.
“We also believe that it is a good deal which is about more than just pay. It is a package that includes an extra day’s holiday for SJC [Scottish Joint Council] staff on a recurring basis and payment of SSSC [Scottish Social Services Council] fees from this year onwards.”