Today (Friday) is the deadline for a Scottish council pay vote, which could see about 6,000 staff being sacked and rehired on new contracts should the offer be rejected.
The BBC website reports that workers at Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway Council are being balloted on the deal to address historic pay inequalities.
The council could end workers’ current contracts and impose a new set of pay rates if the ballot results in a ‘no’ vote. If this is the case, employees will have their current contracts terminated on 1 October and then be rehired under the new pay scheme.
Votes will be counted on Monday, with a result expected 24 hours after that.