UNISON calls for a 10% pay rise for all local government workers

Published February 18, 2021 at 10:36

To all local government branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
(Scotland for information)
UNISON, GMB and Unite on Monday lodged a pay claim for all council and school workers employed on NJC pay in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The claim calls for a substantial increase, with a minimum of 10% on all spinal column points, from 1 April 2021.

Context of our claim
·         Local government workers have kept the country going during the Covid-19 crisis, in one of the most difficult years ever for local authorities and their staff
·         Local government workers have worked over and above the cause of duty, putting themselves and their families at risk to support the national effort against Covid-19
·         The government promised to do “whatever is necessary to support these efforts” and local authorities expect them to be true to their word
·         More austerity is the wrong answer and will be fiercely resisted by trade unions
·         Only a substantial pay award can begin to redress a lost decade of cuts, austerity and crisis
·         Local government staff have faced a real term pay cut over the past decade
·         Meeting this claim will begin to recognise and reward local authority workers and their continued dedication

The full claim is attached and has been submitted to the Local Government Association.

A conditions claim has also been submitted and it is also attached.

Read more about the pay claim
Read the full pay claim
Read the conditions claim
Contact: NJC pay enquiries inbox NJCPay2021@unison.co.uk
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