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Support staff pay dispute: 3 November update - Strikes suspended

Support staff pay dispute: 3 November update - Strikes suspended

3 Nov update: Following a new offer from CoSLA, Unison has suspended all announced strike action while it puts the offer to members.


1 Nov update:  Unison has announced further strikes by school based members.  Strikes will take place on Weds 15 November in Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Stirling.  See their press release here: New wave of school strikes announced as pay dispute continues, says UNISON Scotland - UNISON Scotland (unison-scotland.org)


18 Oct update: Unite and GMB members have voted to accept the offer.  This means that only Unison is still in dispute with local government.  They are yet to notify specific strike dates for the rolling strikes they announced on 16 October.  AHDS will write directly to members when any announcement is made.

Unite and GMB statements can be seen here: 


16 Oct update:  Unison members have rejected the current pay offer.  In a consultative electronic ballot, nearly 90% of those who voted, voted to reject the offer.  Unison has indicated that it plans to announce a rolling programme of school strikes in coming days.  You can read their full press release here: UNISON announces rolling strikes in Scottish schools after pay offer rejected - UNISON Scotland (unison-scotland.org)


From 5 October:

Following on from Unison strikes 26-28th September, there are no further strike dates planned at present.

Unison, Unite and GMB have put the latest offer to their members.  Electronic ballots close on 16 October for Unison and on the 17 October for Unite and GMB.  Unison is recommending that the offer is rejected, GMB is providing information but is not making a recommendation and Unite is recommending acceptance.

Unison have published information about the offer and their position on their website: Local government pay campaign 2023 - UNISON Scotland (unison-scotland.org)

Similarly, Unite has made their position clear through a recent press release: Unite says ‘serious’ new pay offer on table to tackle low pay in local government (unitetheunion.org)

Advice relating to industrial action by other unions has been sent to AHDS members by email.