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Meeting over Aberdeen City Council pay freeze plan

Mass meeting
Scores of union members attended the meeting

Union members at Aberdeen City Council have held a mass meeting over plans to withhold an annual pay increase to staff.

The local authority has made the proposal as it seeks to make £4.5m in savings.

Unions are concerned that the move could affect lowest paid workers most, and claimed it amounts to sexual discrimination as most are women.

They said industrial or even legal action could take place.

Council deputy leader Kevin Stewart told BBC Scotland a number of proposals had been put forward, and productivity was an issue that had to be taken into account.



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