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Unions representing municipal workers across Scotland have received new payment proposal after emergency negotiations chaired by Nicola Sturgeon.

Unison, GMB and Unite confirm strike next a week in cleaning and school services have been suspended as they prepare to recommend latest transactions with their members.

Discussions with COSLA leaders resumed on The Friday morning after the Thursday meeting turned into a late evening.

new the deal will see a hit of £2000 for workers who earn up up to £20,500 which means 10% rise for most.

new the deal will see a hit of £2000 for workers who earn up up to £20,500 which means 10% rise for most.

Those earning between £20,500 and £39,000 will receive £1,925. For people with higher incomes, the surcharge will be 5%. with cap of £3,000 for those who are paid more over £60,000.

The staff will also get an extra day holiday as well as work shorter than a week.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hosted conversations at St. Andrews House.STV News
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hosted conversations at St. Andrews House.

The First Minister said that thisgood proposal”, thanking both COSLA and the trade unions for part of them in negotiation.

Sturgeon says workers deserve fair pay in “these are really difficult times’, but warned that total cost of £600m means cuts elsewhere.

“There is no bottomless pit of money” she told STV News.

“When we said that there were no unallocated money it was right. Reaching this point will mean that the Scottish Government must take money from other parts of our budget to fund this.

“There is no bottomless pit of money”

Nicola Sturgeon

“But we think it’s important. Council workers across the country provide vital public services and they do it at the same time of rapid inflation and like other, struggling make ends meet.”

Sturgeon said the deputy. first minister John Sweeney who is also acting finance secretary would set out the government financial plans next a week.

“Something must give us a difficult decisions do,” the Prime Minister warned.

Unison head of local government Joanna Baxter said: “Eight months have passed and industrial power of Unison members in schools and early years and recycling and recycling workers pull £600m out of Scottish government and COSLA and in the pockets of hard workers people.

“COSLA originally offered 2%, then 3.5%, then 5% – now we have £600m. on table, which is 7.5% more than total pay the bill and 87% of our municipal employees will receive a fully consolidated increase of 5% to 10%.”

Further scavenger strikes were planned. for next a week, with staff by number of local authorities expected walk out for eight days.

workers in schools and early learning were also participate in three day strike in some areas. However, Scotland’s largest union It has announced its operation has been suspended.

Counselor COSLA Resources Representative Cathy Hagmann thanked trade unions for constructive discussions.

“Revised Proposal made shows that Scottish council leaders heeded the concerns of our workforce and responded positively,” she said.

“The leaders of the Council throughout these negotiations have consistently stated that we greatly appreciate and are grateful to the local government work force.

We sent letters to our union colleagues after today’s meeting and we hope that this will allow us to suspend the strike and allows our workforce to get back do what they do best by providing high quality basic services for in people in our communities across Scotland.”

Having received new proposal, committees of union representatives will discuss whether to accept it or not.

The First Minister personally intervened in negotiation with local government leaders and trade unions on Thursday against the backdrop of mass strikes in municipal services.

Sturgeon has said it all before options in manufacturing more financing available against the backdrop of incessant strikes, they were “exhausted”.

COSLA’s previous proposal included an increase in the minimum wage. of £1925 based on 37-hour work week corresponding to the offer made to the local government in England.

deputy first minister John Swinney said the Scottish government would provide another £100m to the locals. government for 2022-23 to support in cost of living allowances are offered as part of of payment award on top of £140 million already highlighted.

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