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NHS Staff Offered Record High Pay Rise

Average Uplift of 7.5% is Highest Offer in the UK A ‘best and final offer’ has been made to NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) workers following pay negotiations with trade unions and employers. The record high pay offer, the best in the UK, will ensure

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Graeme Meets Union Reps, Visits Picket Graeme met with striking local postal workers on the picket lines on Friday morning in a show of solidarity with their cause. It came after he spoke earlier in the week with Communication Workers Union (CWU) representatives in the

Graeme’s Column

The Scottish Parliament resumes in a few days’ time. Speaking personally, this year’s summer recess has been productive, informative and the kind of battery recharge I haven’t experienced since 2017. Free from the demands of ministerial responsibility, after stepping back from government in January, this

Labour Failing in ‘Moral Duty’ on Pay Rises

Sarwar Must Stop Playing Games Anas Sarwar has been urged to stop playing political games over council workers’ pay and support SNP proposals to offer a 5% rise. Sarwar had called on the Scottish Government to act on its ‘moral duty’ to tackle the cost

Fair Pay for Social Care Workers

Staff to be Paid at Least the Real Living Wage Graeme has welcomed a commitment to ensure adult social care workers receive at least the Real Living Wage of £9.50 an hour, agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA. Funding of £64.5 million will be

Promoting Fair Pay

Delivering for Scotland #69: Support for Living Wage While employment law is reserved to Westminster, the SNP Scottish Government is doing all it can with the powers available to promote fair working practices – maintaining funding of £380,000 to Living Wage Scotland for 2020-21 to