If you’re a local government member, it’s time for you to decide. Make sure you have your say on your pay.
UNISON has launched a consultation, to allow members to decide whether to accept or reject a pay rise of 2.75% and a one day increase in the minimum annual leave allowance.
The offer falls well short of what members need and deserve. However, UNISON’s NJC committee (the body that negotiate your pay) believe it is the best pay offer that can be achieved by negotiation.
The Local Government Association has made it clear that it will not approach the UK government to request any further money for local government pay. Therefore the NJC committee agreed to put the offer to members and launch a full consultation.
The final pay offer would give members:
- a 2.75% pay increase;
- a one-day increase in the Green Book minimum level of annual leave;
- joint work on mental health.
Members will be asked by their branch whether you want to accept or reject the pay offer. A consultation pack will be sent to branches in the week of 22 June, and branches will send information to members to help you decide. Make sure you keep your eye out for communications from UNISON.
UNISON staff and activists recorded a briefing on the pay offer, to explain some of the detail, and help you make up your mind. Watch the video and make sure you have your say on your pay.
Make sure your details are up to date
Check on My UNISON. If your branch do not have your correct information, they cannot consult you for your decision on the pay offer. It is crucial that all members play their part. It takes two minutes.
Tell your colleagues
Let your colleagues know that it’s time for them to have their say on their pay. Use the graphics below on your social media. If they’re a UNISON member, it will be a nice reminder. And if they’re not, what a great way to encourage them to join.