Children`s panel staff threaten strike action

    Reporters to the children’s panel and support workers have
    voted by an overwhelming 95 per cent in favour of rejecting a 2.5
    per cent pay increase, and will now consider strike action.

    On their behalf, Unison is seeking an 8 per cent increase.
    Employers, the Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration,
    claim that the 2.5 per cent is in addition to a 2 per cent increase
    paid in April. Unison describes members as “frustrated and fed up”,
    and has threatened strike action if the offer is not improved.

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