- NEW PAY OFFER TABLED - ACTION SUSPENDEDScottish Water
Senior Management and Trade Union officials met again today in
a last gasp effort to avert the planned industrial action by UNISON,
Unite and GMB. Good progress was made and prior to the 4pm deadline
an improved offer was thrashed out. The three Trade Unions agreed
to suspend industrial action and will ballot their members on
the new offer after the Xmas break.
SCOTTISH WATER – INDUSTRIAL
23/12/08: Talks between trade unions and Scottish Water broke
down yesterday with no resolution to the current dispute in sight.
This means that the industrial action notified to Scottish Water
last week looks likely to go ahead so that trade union members
of UNISON, GMB and Unite will not provide standby cover, on call
cover or work overtime during the period 24 December to 5 January.
BBC Good Morning Scotland Thursday 27 November 2008
08:40am Dougie Black, UNISON Scotland interviewed by Gary
Robertson on the Scottish Water strike.
on Scottish Water strike at UNISON blog More than a thousand members of UNISON Scotland who work for
Scottish Water began a 24 hour strike at noon on Thursday 27 November
in pursuit of their claim for a fair pay increase. They were joined
by members of the other Scottish Water unions Unite and GMB in
the unprecedented strike. Members voted overwhelmingly to take
industrial action after Scottish Water imposed a pay increase
worth only 2.4%.
20 Oct: Industrial
action ballot starts in Scottish Water
"Scottish Water know that they have the money to pay a reasonable
increase. They claim to be acting at the behest of the Scottish
Government who want to restrict public sector increases to 2%
in line with Westminster. They have an opportunity while the ballot
takes place to convince the government to untie their hands."
26 Sep: Industrial
action campaign starts in Scottish Water
"Scottish Water is acting recklessly. This unilateral action
is ill thought out and unnecessary, and it means UNISON and the
other trade unions have no option but to terminate the agreement
that the employer has ignored, and to campaign for action to press
them to improve the offer." Dave Wilkinson