Your pay matters! Have your say on Local Government pay!

The Local Government Employers have made a final offer on your pay for 2013-14. The postal ballot of members has now started, this is your chance to have your say. Make sure your voice is heard. Ballot papers must be returned by Friday 7th June 2013.

The Employer's Offer is;

  • 1% on all pay points from 1st April 2013
  • Deletion of the bottom pay point scale point 4 – from 1st October 2013
  • If you are on scale point 4, you would move onto scale point 5 in October. This means a 1% increase between – 1st April and 30th September and a further 1.4% increase on 1 October.

The branch will shortly be consulting all members on the pay offer and you will be asked whether you accept or reject it. If you reject it, you must be prepared to take sustained all-out strike action in pursuit of an improved offer. Whatever you say, UNISON is going to keep campaigning hard for a better deal for local government workers throughout the year. It is vital that you tell us what you think.

Take part in the ballot – this is your pay, your union.

What does UNISON say? 

The offer is a major disappointment and falls far below our claim for a substantial flat rate increase for everyone as a step towards a living wage. For this reason, UNISON’S NJC Committee is not recommending it, but does believe it is the best we can achieve by negotiation and that only sustained, all-out strike action could achieve a better offer.

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