Chair’s Blog – Pay Ballot Update

Published November 22, 2021 at 11:09

As you will be aware, UNISON will soon ballet for industrial action among the 400,000 council and school staff it represents in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over ​what the union says is an “inadequate” pay offer from employers.

An overwhelming majority (79%) of UNISON ​members who took part in ​a month-long consultation ​exercise voted to reject the 1.75% offer​. The union says this falls well short of the 10% claim ​put forward for this year ​with GMB and Unite.

​The ballot papers will be posted in December. Please keep a look out for it. The branch’s stance is to voted in favour of industrial action. But whether you agree with union’s stance or not, the most important thing to do is to vote.

So as soon as it lands, make sure you open it, vote and then post it back. Then urge your fellow union members to do the same.

Please don’t miss the chance to have your say. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Further details here: 11 things you need to know about council and school pay | Article, News | News | UNISON National

Kind regards,

Ben, Branch Chair

 

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