UNISON comment on Scottish Budget
Dave Watson, UNISON Scottish organiser said: “Any relief from Tory austerity is welcome, but the very modest use of tax powers, particularly for the highest earners, means that public services will be under considerable pressure next year. Yet again it is councils who will bear the brunt of austerity with another real term cut in revenue allocations.
“A real terms increase for workers below £30k in the pay policy is a move in the right direction, but for many others a 2% increase is another real terms cut in pay. However, an unfunded pay policy is of no value for council workers.”
UNISON is the public services trade union and the largest trade union in Scotland.
Dave Watson, 07958 122409
Danny Phillips, 07944 664110