Local government employers met today to respond to our pay claim for 2020. The trade unions were very disappointed with the response and have rejected the initial offer of just 2% on all pay points, not least because this is far behind other public sector pay settlements in recent years.
UNISON’s negotiating team are dismayed that the local government employers have put off considering our 2020 pay award until February.
Unions have lodged our 2020/21 play claim for local government Chief Officers, which mirrors the claim for all NJC local government workers of 10% and an extra day annual leave.
Following consultation with our members who work in local government, UNISON along with GMB and Unite (the three largest local government unions, representing 1.4 million employees in schools and councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland) have submitted a pay claim that attempts to reverse the real terms pay cuts suffered by local authority staff since 2010. The claim […]