The Council is now implementing the National Joint Council (NJC) pay award, which covers the vast majority of council staff apart from senior managers, teachers, craft workers and youth workers. A similar settlement for craft workers, who are covered by a different national negotiating body, is being implemented at the same time.
What does this mean for our December pay and for our pay in the New Year? Continue reading
See below for the latest version of our branch newsletter, Camden Eye, with a post-mortem of the NJC pay dispute, news of local UNISON successes and more. Continue reading
The 2014 National Joint Council (NJC) Pay Campaign is effectively over and it appears that the vast majority of local government workers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are saddled with a pay deal that will run until 31 March 2016, and amounts to a real pay cut. Members of all three recognised unions voted to accept a complex revised offer from the council employers’ umbrella body, the Local Government Association, which involves a 2.2% increase on basic pay for the vast majority of staff from January next year, but no back-dating to the start of the financial year and only a taxable lump sum of £100 by way of ‘compensation’. Continue reading
Camden UNISON has produced a special two-page mini issue about the July 10 strike of 1 million public sector workers which you can download and print below. Also, UNISON nationally has announced that the next day of strike action will be 14th October so please put it in your diary, talk to colleagues about it and encourage non-members to join! Continue reading
UNISON’s local government and school support workers have voted yes to strike action in a dispute over pay. A national strike is now set for Thursday 10 July. The low paid, mainly women, workers have faced a 3 year pay freeze and have now only been offered a 1% pay rise. Continue reading
Frequently asked questions about the industrial action ballot on the NJC pay award this year. Continue reading
The time has come to make a stand in the fight for better pay and conditions. Read on for more information about the pay offer, and why UNISON nationally and in Camden wants you to vote Yes for action in the official strike ballot beginning on 23 May. Continue reading
Following the rejection by members of the pay offer in the consultative ballot, which would have meant a pay rise of just 1% for the vast majority of staff, Unison is to call an official strike ballot to last from 23rd May to 20th June 2014 to see if members authorise industrial action to be called if the local government employers don’t improve their offer.
The Local Government Employers have made a 1% offer in the NJC pay negotiations with trade unions for the 2014-15 financial year. Unison and the other unions are now consulting members on whether or not we wish to accept the offer. Unison is recommending that we reject the offer. Read on for more information…
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The Camden New Journal has an article on our march on 4th February from the Crowndale to Bidborough St against the pay freeze facing public sector workers and workers at many private contractors.