The latest round of ferry mates’ strikes scheduled to take place tomorrow morning have been postponed, according to a joint statement issued by Unite the union and the SIC.
Council and union representatives have met today at a meeting organised by Cosla, the local government organisation.
The industrial action centred around the mates’ pay grades and the way they were categorised by a recent job evaluation scheme. The SIC and Unite have jointly agreed to appoint an independent assessor in the Job Evaluation Scheme to review the evaluation of the ferry mates’ posts.
With that agreement in place the mates have suspended the six hours of industrial action planned for tomorrow, 18th February.
Talks will continue with the aim of agreeing the details of the independent review. It is hoped that will see planned strikes Wednesday 25th February and Wednesday 4th March suspended as well.