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Strike threat over Scottish Borders Council terms and conditions

Scottish Borders Council could face strike action after members of Unison voted to reject changes to their terms and conditions.

The local authority is attempting to bridge a £29m funding gap over the next five years.

As part of those plans it wants to extend contract changes imposed on new starts to all of its staff.

Unison balloted about 1,000 members who work for the council and 80% rejected the alteration to their conditions.

The same vote found that 60% were in favour of taking industrial action.

The council has until 15 December to come back with fresh proposals.

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