Single Status pay and gradingFor many union representatives undertaking an authority wide pay and grading review will be a new and challenging experience.
This web section is designed to assist local government branches in planning their single status pay and grading review.
Under the 1997 NJC Single Status Agreement councils undertook to end the historic pay discrimination in local government by reviewing their pay and grading structures to make them equal pay proofed.
The 2004 NJC pay implementation agreement sets out a timetable for the completion and implementation of pay and grading reviews to be completed by 1 April 2007. UNISON's policy is to secure implementation of new pay and grading structures and with it pay equality, through negotiation. However, where negotiation is not proving effective the union is prepared, where appropriate, to pursue equal pay claims on behalf of the members through employment tribunals and the courts.
UNISON has taken legal action against a range of authorities where there has been insufficient progress towards single status or equal pay difficulties with new pay and grading systems. UNISON has agreed a joint protocol for persuing mass litigation with the GMB and T&G.
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