Pay award 2018-2021 (except teachers)

CoSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) and The Scottish Joint Council have agreed a pay award for local government employees, craft workers and chief officers across Scotland. 

The agreed pay increases are

All employees including craft

  • 2018/19 an increase of 3.5%
  • 2019/20 an increase of 3% 
  • 2020/21 an increase of 3% 

Chief officials

  • 2018/19 an increase of 3.5%. For colleagues earning over £80,000 a flat rate of £1,600 will apply
  • 2019/20 an increase of 3%   
  • 2020/21 an increase of 3%  

Please check your work email, the Orb (intranet) or read the pay award guide.


If you were employed by the City of Edinburgh Council between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 you may be due back pay. Any back pay that may be due will be paid 29 May 2019 and 16 May 2019 for Tertiary leavers.

If your bank details haven't changed since your left our employment you don't need to contact us.

However, if they've changed, please call askHR on 0131 469 5555 by 31 March. Please have your employee number, bank account number and sort code handy.


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