Trade Unions


Scottish government abandons 1% pay cap on public sector workers

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon preparing for acceptance speech

The Scottish government has promised to unilaterally lift the cap on public sector pay in the face of threats by nurses to go on strike. Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, said the devolved Holyrood government would abandon the UK-wide pay deal that has restricted annual pay rises for about 500,000 staff, including nurses and firefighters, to 1%.