Scottish firefighters to be offered 20% pay rise
Scotland's firefighters are to be offered a pay rise of up to 20% if they agree to take on new responsibilities.
It is being described as a new reward package for a new expanded role rather than a pay rise. The amount officers get will depend on their current level of pay and special allowances.
The new responsibilities will include tackling terrorism and providing emergency medical care.
As part of the deal it is expected that between 200 and 300 jobs could be cut.
The offer has not yet been sent to staff and is due to be discussed by the Scottish and UK Fire Brigade Union next week.
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