UNISON will begin its formal consultation with members in local government in England, Wales and Northern after the UNISON NJC committee meets on 7 January 2016, when it will agree its view on the Local Government Association’s final offer.
The offer is for a pay deal that would cover the two years from April 2016.
For the lowest paid (those on spinal points 6-17) this would mean a pay rise of between 6.6% and 1.01% the first year, and between 3.4% and 1.3%the second. Those on spinal points 18-49 would receive 1% in year one and the same again the following year.
The increases at the bottom end of the pay scale are designed to meet the employers’ legal obligations to comply with the Chancellor’s ‘national living wage’ (that will be £7.20 an hour next April and £9 an hour by the end of the Parliament).
For full details of the offer please contact your local UNISON branch or check in the local government section of this website.