Bin strike escalates in Scotland – despite new pay offer
Bin strikes across a further 13 Scottish local authorities under way despite a new pay offer made.
Trade unions queried a previous offer of a 5% uplift, saying they needed more detail about how it would impact the lowest paid members.
Cosla, the body representing local government, said it had a productive meeting with trade unions on Tuesday.
But three unions said no agreement had been reached and called for more funding from the Scottish government.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney said £140m of new money had already been allocated to the local government pay settlement.
He told BBC Scotland: “I think it would be helpful if local authorities leaders had made the offer of 5% much earlier than they did, when I gave them the money.
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