The government has announced an extra bank holiday in 2022. Moving the late spring bank holiday will mean a long weekend with Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June becoming bank holidays.
Local government members vote to accept the 2020/21 pay award of 2.75% back dated to 1 April 2020.
Ballot papers have gone out this week to all our members who work in local government, schools and the National Parks, following confirmation of the final offer in respect of the 2020/21 pay claim.
We will be consulting our local government and school members soon about the 2020 local government pay offer.
UNISON’s head of local government and schools says something has changed in our fight for a fair pay rise.
The Supreme Court overturns Government restrictions on being able to male ethical investments.
Unions welcome improved pay offer of 2.75% for local government and school workers, but call on the government to fund a further increase to help make up for the 20% reduction in pay over the last 10 years.
Hundreds of our members have volunteered to be deployed to different roles, or work different hours to support the Covid-19 response. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NYCC to reassure members that these new arrangements are temporary.
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.