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Aberdeen City Council votes for 1.5% pay rise for staff

Aberdeen council workers hold protest
Image caption Unions will decide whether to accept the Aberdeen council staff offer

Councillors in Aberdeen have voted for a 1.5% pay increase for thousands of staff, subject to the agreement of trade unions.

More than 6,000 members of staff would benefit, with the increase to be met from savings of £1.6m.

If the move is rejected by unions the payments would be deferred until next April.

The Lib Dem/SNP administration's motion was carried by 24 votes to 11 at a meeting of the full council.

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