Since 2009, pay in Local Government has fallen by 22% in real terms while the cost of living has skyrocketed. That means every week, you work one day for free compared to 10 years ago!
Our current national pay award comes to an end in March 2020 so UNISON has submitted a claim for a 10% pay increase for council and school workers. The claim also includes one additional day annual leave, a two hour reduction in the standard working week and a comprehensive review of the workplace causes of stress.
Inflation is forecast to reach 3% by 2023, which means that the cost of living will grow by over 15% in the next 4 years. And at the same time as pay has gone down, transport has gone up by 51%, electricity 48%, house prices 37% and childcare costs 32%.
We deserve a decent pay rise and we must be prepared to fight for it if necessary.
Having held further discussions with management and councillors, Camden Unison is now in a position to give updated advice for members on the proposed new contract buyout. This particularly relevant to members on old contracts, but also to members on the new ones so please do read the attached document and take note of this advice. Continue reading →
The 2018-19 NJC pay award should be applied to employees’ pay packets in the May pay run, backdated to 1 April 2018. Here is more info on the pay award and downloadable pay scales for this year.Continue reading →
Read on for more information on the 2-year pay offer which has been made by the employers for NJC council workers. Importantly it does break the pay freeze, but it still doesn’t keep up with inflation.
Hardworking public servants are up to £3000 a year worse off than they were in 2010, due to the government’s cap on public sector pay rises. Demonstrate against the freeze Tuesday 17 October at 4:30 PM at Parliament Square.
Your union has started to consult members across councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland about the pay claim to submit to the local authority employers for the next financial year. Here is how you can have your say.Continue reading →
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