Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL STAFF FACE WAGE CUT OR JOB LOSS

  • Comment
Scottish Borders Council has given 400 council home helps until Tuesday to vote on a package of measures including ...
Scottish Borders Council has given 400 council home helps until Tuesday to vote on a package of measures including a 15 pence an hour wage cut, reports The Scotsman (p3).

Councillors decided last week to halt the so-called externalisation of domestic home care after a five month assessment.

Instead, says the paper, the council decided to discuss alternative methods of saving £140,000 from the social work budget with the unions so that the entire service could remain in house.

Scottish Borders Council convenor Andrew Tulley told the paper that he was hoping for a yes vote.

He said: 'The council wants to continue to employ as many of the present home care staff as we can and keeping them in house on revised terms and conditions is the only way of doing this.

'If staff turn the package down or if we are unable to secure trade union agreement, we will have to turn again to the externalisation proposal.'

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.