‘The pay in schools is not worth the pressure’

Pam Howard, the chair of UNISON’s schools committee, urges the union’s 250,000 school support staff to have their say in the NJC strike ballot

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Reasons to vote ‘yes’ in the NJC strike ballot

UNISON’s local government and schools members will soon be voting on whether to accept the employers’ latest below-inflation pay rise

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UNISON prepares ‘robust response’ to government’s attempts to divide the health team

One Team values more important than ever, the national executive council heard today

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Pay ballots continue to dominate

Today’s NEC heard updates on a series of pay disputes and impressive personal injury wins for members

Council staff who kept local services and schools running deserve a real pay rise

Increased offer of 0.25% is “insignificant”

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‘A kick in the teeth’

There were plenty of plaudits for key workers during the pandemic, but gratitude has not extended to members’ pay packets. And their financial worries are mounting

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UNISON local government staff accept new pay deal 

Work will now begin on fair award for next year

NJC committee to put pay offer to members

Consultation will allow branches and members to discuss the employers’ final offer – the best that can be achieved by negotiation

Council workers pawning belongings to make ends meet, says UNISON

It’s shocking that so many people in jobs are still struggling financially and living in poverty.

NJC pay update: branch views required by 5 April

Branches asked to comment on revised recommendation on pay offer for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Local government pay consultation

Members in schools and councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being consulted on two-year pay offer

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Local government unions urge chancellor to fund pay

Joint letter to Philip Hammond from UNISON, Unite and GMB calls on him to fund ‘a decent pay award’ for school and council staff in this wee’s local government settlement

Council pay offer to be considered by local government unions

The unions are putting the offer to their committees for consideration

Delegates call for action on local government pay

Local government conference hears that pay has fallen behind that in other public services

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Local government pay consultation begins (England, Wales, NI)

Council and school workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland asked to have their say on pay offer