UNISON is currently making preparations for an Industrial Action Ballot of members following the recent pay consultation result, where 87% of those participating rejected the employers offer and 74% indicating they are prepared to take strike action.

Whilst these arrangements are being put in place – we are asking members to contact Argyll & Bute Council’s Leader and we would suggest using the following format.


  1. About your job
  2. How your job has changed during COVID
  3. But for you – what wouldn’t have been possible
  4. Why you believe your pay should be raised
  5. If you didn’t receive the £500 COVID reward payment – how this made your feel
  6. The Scottish Government have offered other public sector workers rises beyond their own pay policy. This is unfair, at the very least parity should apply, this is both a moral and political issue.
  7. Homeworking – The employer has refused to pay the reasonable HMRC allowance of £6.00 per week (it’s a disgrace that workers are having to pay for service delivery).

Email address:                           robin.currie@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Correspondence Address:        Councillor Robin Currie
10 Burnside,
PA49 7UR

Any decision to improve the current offer will be taken by Council Leaders across Scotland.

Please take a few minutes to send this communication, it will ensure a clear message from our members is delivered directly. You can keep up to date on the campaign by visiting Local government pay ballot – UNISON Scotland (unison-scotland.org).

Thank you.