UNISON General Secretary calls for a fair pay settlement for all public services workers

Christina McAnea, UNISON General Secretary, interviewed on the BBC Scotland Seven by Johnny Beatie about the Scottish Government’s public sector pay policy for 2021-22, which was announced alongside the Scottish budget last week.

She says: “I am pleased the Scottish government have not gone down the UK govt route of having a pay freeze, but teh Scottish government announcement is nowhere near enough. We have got pay claims in for local government and NHS staff, a claim for £2k for our NHS members, and that is something that is reasonable” She said: “we will be going into negotiations with the Scottish govt and employer organisations to try and shift this.”