Following a difficult and challenging period of negotiation, the Scottish Government has issued its Final Pay Offer, available here to staff side.
This offer covers the period 2022/23 and provides for a 5% increase across all agenda for change pay bands. The offer also contains non-pay elements (as detailed in the collective pay claim).
The offer obviously fails to meet the collective staff side Pay Claim, available here. As such it represents a real terms pay cut, further eroding the value of your wages. The offer represents a missed opportunity for the Scottish Government to demonstrate how it appropriately values your labour.
In terms of SoR process, the final offer will now be considered by SoR’s Scottish Council and Scottish Representatives’ Forum, with a view to making a recommendation. An indicative survey of all Scottish Agenda for Change members will then be conducted. Further details will follow shortly.
In anticipation of the release of the member pay survey, can you please check that your member details are correct via the website https://www.sor.org/profile – we really do want to ensure that we are able to send pay information and pay survey links to you. Members can contact me or their local Rep if they have difficulty accessing their membership details.
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information regarding the offer or the process which will be followed to consult with members.
National Officer (Scotland)