Friday 5 June 2015


UNISON along with the other SJC Trade Unions have been in negotiations with CoSLA seeking a collective agreement with regard to the payment of holiday pay that would be applicable across all local authorities. Unfortunately it has not been possible to reach agreement and all the trade unions and the employers have now agreed that negotiations have ended.
You should however be aware that the employers have issued guidance to all local authorities, (This is employer’s advice only and has not been agreed by the trade unions). A copy of this guidance note is attached for your information. UNISON’s issues with the guidance centred round the list of exclusions and the de minimus principle which could prevent some seasonal work being included in the calculation of average pay. Further we did not see any merit in a collective agreement that did not improve upon the value of legal claims that members may be entitled to already.

Where branches have members with claims submitted, these claims will be processed in accordance with our legal protocol and branches advised of progress.

Dougie Black
Regional Organiser
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