Council and Trade Unions Successfully Conclude Discussions Mid Ulster District Council and Trade Unions (GMB, NIPSA and Unite) have successfully concluded discussions around a local pay offer. As a result of the collective discussions with all three unions, GMB and NIPSA will now recommend the offer to their members. Unite has a mandate to accept the offer and suspend the current industrial action by its members. The local offer will see staff move up their existing pay scales by 2 points over 2 years, and also includes an improved one-off ‘cost of living’ payment of £750. The Council and Trade Unions have welcomed the outcome of the constructive discussions, jointly acknowledging the importance of ongoing positive engagement. The Council anticipates that all impacted services will return to normal on Friday (19 August).