Local Authority workers will have to wait until next year before they get the recently agreed pay rise.

In East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire councils for some workers it will be February before they are paid the rise and backdated pay.

And Renfrewshire Council will not pay out the rise and backdated award to staff until late January.

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Workers are angry they will have to wait until after Christmas for the extra pay.

The deal was agreed by Unite and GMB unions with Unison members voting this month on whether to accept.

While some councils will pay the cash this month and in December, East Dunbartonshire said it will be January 25 pay roll at the earliest before it reaches employee’s bank accounts.

One East Dunbartonshire Council worker, said: “This is a kick in the teeth for the workforce.”

They said they were told it would be paid in December.

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The staff member continued: “East Dunbartonshire Council has missed the cut-off date to put this through before Christmas.

“People were relying on this money coming in their pay in December. This shows a lack of respect for around 2000 employees."

Ann Davie, East Dunbartonshire Depute Chief Executive, said, “The confirmation that agreement on the 2023 Pay Award had been reached and was to be implemented was received after the cut-off date to meet our December and early January pay dates. 

“EDC employees have been advised that the implementation of the new rates and associated back pay will be included in all pay runs from 25 January 2024.” 

It means staff will be paid on January 25, February 1 or February 6, depending on which pay cycle they are on.

A spokesperson for West Dunbartonshire Council said: The Council appreciates our workforce is keen to receive their pay award and work to implement the pay deal has begun.

"However, as well as awaiting the further Unison ballot for part two of the award, the scale and complexity of the process involved in calculating awards across two financial years means employees who are paid monthly will receive their back pay on 26th January and those paid four-weekly will receive theirs on 1st February."

Renfrewshire Council said staff will receive backdated pay from the pay award in January 2024.

A spokesperson said: “Work to implement the award is underway with all staff receiving their backdated pay in January.

“This is due to a range of factors including the final agreement of the pay deal and the process to establish the correct backdated pay amounts.”

Other councils in the greater Glasgow area are managing to pay the workers before Christmas.

The Glasgow Times contacted several in the west of Scotland to ask about their arrangements

Glasgow City Council will pay the deal, agreed by Unite and GMB, in December, which for most staff is December 12.

North Lanarkshire Council said staff will receive the pay increase award in their December pay.

South Lanarkshire Council said they will pay the increase this month, on November 25.

East Renfrewshire Council will pay the award on December 6, the last pay date before Christmas.