NJC Pay Briefing - PowerPoint now online

Yesterday, Wednesday 9th April 2014, the Branch held two pay briefings in Taunton. A PowerPoint presentation was delivered prior to a ballot on the 1% pay offer. If you were unable to attend, the PowerPoint is now available online.

You can download a PDF of the presentation here: Download

Pay Offer
At the meeting of the NJC Executive held on 20 March 2014, the Local Government Association (LGA) Employers made the following final pay offer:

Offer New Hourly Rate

  • £580 on pay point 5 - £6.75
  • £550 on pay point 6 - £6.82
  • £400 on pay point 7 - £6.90
  • £275 on pay point 8 - £7.05
  • £200 on pay point 9 - £7.22
  • £175 on pay point 10 - £7.35
  • 1.0% on pay points 11 and above

The indicative scales setting out the impact of the offer on each scale point can be downloaded here: NJC Pay Scales

The UNISON NJC Committee has agreed to hold a formal consultation on the Employers' final NJC pay offer for 2014/15 under the Service Group Pay Consultation Procedures.

UNISON's NJC Committee's views on the offer
The UNISON NJC Committee is clear the Employers' below-inflation final pay offer falls woefully below the aspirations in our 2014-15 pay claim and what our members deserve. It does nothing to begin restoring the 20% real loss in NJC pay value since 2010 and the effect falling pay has on members' future pensions. It means yet another year with a further pay cut for the vast majority of our members. It leaves half a million NJC members below the Living Wage and the lowest paid 50,000 just 30p above the National Minimum Wage.

The UNISON NJC Committee strongly recommends this meagre final offer is REJECTED and that we move to an official industrial action ballot in support of the claim on behalf of those employed on NJC terms. The Committee urges all members to support the recommendation in this consultation.

Ballot Paper
You should have received a ballot paper by e-mail, however a ballot form can also be downloaded here: Ballot Paper

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