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EDINBURGH EMPLOYERS FACE DEMAND FOR HIGHER PAY TO COMPENSATE FOR HOUSING BOOM

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Unions representing civil servants in Edinburgh are to call for increased pay to compensate for the rapid increase ...
Unions representing civil servants in Edinburgh are to call for increased pay to compensate for the rapid increase in house prices in the Scottish capital.

The Scotsman (26 July, p7) reported that head-hunters are already warning that they are finding it hard to recruit staff for Edinburgh companies because of the property boom.

Property prices in the city have risen by as much as 63% over three years. Now Unison, which represents 12,000 public sector workers in Edinburgh, has expressed concern.

It believes civil servants working for the Scottish executive and government agencies should be placed on a higher pay grade to subsidise extra housing costs.
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