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STRIKE THREATS LOOM IN SCOTLAND OVER SINGLE STATUS

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The GMB has joined other public sector unions in saying it will ballot members on strike action if Scottish council...
The GMB has joined other public sector unions in saying it will ballot members on strike action if Scottish councils continue to resist the national agreement on a 2.8% pay rise and single status.

Reported in The Scotsman (p9), GMB Scotland head of public services Alex McLuckie said following meetings in Glasgow and Dundee, council manual workers would be balloted with results to be announced at the union's congress in June.

The Transport and General Workers Union has planned a ballot on industrial action, and Unison has said it will call for a ballot if Scottish councils do not change their stance.

However, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities president Keith Geddes said he was confident there would be no strikes.
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