UNISON has accepted the Local Government Association’s two-year pay offer, covering the period April 2018 – March 2020. GMB has also accepted and while Unite rejected the offer, it has accepted the majority position of UNISON and the GMB.
Key features of the pay offer are:
- 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
- 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 scp’s 6-28
The full offer is laid out in this leaflet (pdf)
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?
The NJC Joint Secretaries have informed your employer 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: