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Aberdeen City Council and unions reach pay deal

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Image caption The council and unions thanked Acas in a statement

Talks aimed at finding an end to the dispute over a pay increment for staff at Aberdeen City Council have reached agreement.

The local authority had called in the conciliation service Acas after union negotiations earlier collapsed.

The row centres on whether staff will receive extra money which was due to be paid to them as part of contracts.

In a joint statement, the council and unions said an acceptable proposal would now go to councillors.

The statement said: "Both sides acknowledge the challenging financial landscape for the public sector in the foreseeable future.

"Neither side will be giving any further comment until elected members have made their decision.

"Both sides would like to thank Acas for their positive and helpful efforts to facilitate a solution."

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