Defending National Terms and Conditions

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2005 Local Government Service Group Conference
25 February 2005

Conference notes that the 2004/7 pay deal included a review of the Green Book Part 2 national terms and conditions which were likely to include sick leave payments, annual and maternity leave arrangements and working hours.

The employers also stated “this proposal [the 2004 offer] contains within it an explicit expectation that authorities will take the opportunity to modernise their pay and rewards provisions by modifying premium rates, withdrawing spurious bonus schemes, introducing new pay structures and moving away from purely time-served incremental progression.”

Members could additionally face attacks over shift allowances and overtime payments.

Conference opposes any erosion of nationally agreed terms and conditions and instructs the SGE to call a national industrial action ballot, with a recommendation that members vote for action, if the employers force any such changes through by executive action.