Branch asks local councillors to support pay claim

We have written to all our district and county councillors to explain our pay claim for 2021 and to ask for their support.

Dismay as local government and schools pay talks are put on hold

School and local government workers on the frontline of the Covid response are due a pay rise on 1 April, but the employers have put talks on hold until after the local elections in may.

Extra bank holiday for 2022

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.

NJC Pay Award for Local Government Workers Confirmed

Local government members vote to accept the 2020/21 pay award of 2.75% back dated to 1 April 2020.

Local Government Pay Ballot

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.

Consultation to start on local government pay offer

We will be consulting our local government and school members soon about the 2020 local government pay offer.

We are worth more than just a clap

UNISON’s head of local government and schools says something has changed in our fight for a fair pay rise.

Supreme Court overturns Government ban on LGPS ethical investment

The Supreme Court overturns Government restrictions on being able to male ethical investments.

Pay Up Now!

Government urged to help councils give us a decent pay rise

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.

Working together with NYCC to support essential services

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.