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SCOTS URGED NOT TO SPLIT OVER PAY TALKS

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Scottish councils are being urged to reconsider a drive toward separate pay negotiations. ...
Scottish councils are being urged to reconsider a drive toward separate pay negotiations.

Brian Baldwin, employers chair on the National Joint Council which negotiates for manual and white-collar workers, said a clean break by Scotland would be a 'disaster for local government in the UK'.

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has unanimously backed a separate Scottish negotiating body. It wants one in time for next year's pay round.

COSLA members say a separate body is inevitable under a Scottish parliament with responsibility for local government funding.

But Mr Baldwin said it was better for local government to speak with one voice, and he hoped UK-wide negotiations and agreements could be retained.

'I'm hoping COSLA will have another look at leaving the NJC - they have been very, very good allies,' he said.

Unions have also told COSLA they don't want separate negotiations, and have insisted employers reveal their plans for a separate council.

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