UNISON accepts local government pay offer

Pay deal will affect hundreds of thousands of local government members

Council and school workers and the Fair Pay now logo

UNISON has accepted the Local Government Association’s two-year pay offer, covering the period April 2018 – March 2020.

The key features of the pay offer are:
  • A 16% pay increase for those currently on the lowest scale point (SCP) 6, over two years.
  • A pay increase of between 15% and 4.3% for those on the current SCPs 7 – 28.
  • 4.04% increase over two years, for those above the current SCP 29, including those above SCP 49.
  • A new pay spine from 2019, with new scale points 1-43 and even 2% pay gaps between SCPs 6-28.
What does this mean for you?

The offer will need to be applied to your local situation because each employer has their own grading structure. Your UNISON branch activists and UNISON staff will ensure that every employer fully implements the offer.

What happens next?

We want your pay rise to get to you as quickly as possible. We met with the other unions (GMB and Unite) last week and now the offer can be formally accepted and implemented.

Your local branch will let you know when to expect your pay rise. If you have any queries, please contact your branch directly: