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On October 9 we launched our consultative ballot to break the public sector pay cap and demand funding into services.
The ballot opened as Cabinet Secretary, Derek MacKay, addressed SNP conference.
PCS welcomes the First Minister’s announcement today (18 September) on the new Social Security Agency office in Scotland.
PCS recognises the first minister’s announcement to scrap the pay cap for Scotland’s public sector workers, however we remain cautious because we know kind words are not enough.
The Scottish Government has announced it will remove the 1% pay cap from 2018 following union campaigning.
The Government Property Unit has acquired two linked buildings at New Waverley Place for a new government hub. HMRC will occupy 90% of the space with 2600 staff and other Government Departments will also be present, although there are no details on which ones as yet.
The office will be a new build – in one of the most expensive real estate locations in Europe – and HMRC senior management expect the first staff to move in in the summer of 2020