Ensuring council and school workers receive their pay rise in full.
A pay rise for council and school staff was negotiated nationally by the National
Joint Council (NJC) for 2018-2020. This agreement is now being implemented locally by UNISON branches and activists – checklists are available for activists in councils and schools or in academies.
Key features of the pay award:
- A 16% pay increase for those currently on the lowest NJC scale point (scp) 6 over two years, giving a bottom rate of £9 an hour from 1 April 2019
- A pay increase of between 15% and 4.3% for those on current NJC scp’s 7 – 28
4.04 % over two years for those above current NJC scp 29 – including those above NJC scp 49
- A new pay spine from 2019, with new scale points 1-43 and even 2% pay gaps between new scp’s 1-22
Note – NJC employees in London have their own pay spine and received a different offer, which was also accepted.
What does this mean for me?
Your employer has been informed that the award should now be implemented. It will need to be applied to your local situation because each employer has its own grading structure. Your UNISON branch activists and UNISON staff will be working together to ensure that every employer fully implements the offer.
What happens next?
We want your pay rise to get to you as quickly as possible. Your local branch will let you know when to expect your pay rise. If you have any queries, please contact your branch directly: