Responding to the local government employers proposal that a minimum of £5 an hour could be part of a solution to the pay dispute, UNISON National Secretary for Local Government Heather Wakefield said:
After the first round of talks on the local government pay dispute since last week
Local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will stage a second day of national strike action on August 14 over their claim for a £1,750 or 6% pay rise.
Local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have voted to take strike action in support of a pay claim for £1,750 or 6%.
UNISON, the largest trade union in local government, will meet with the local government employers group representing 32 London Boroughs tomorrow (June 13) at 2pm to discuss the £4,000 London Weighting claim.
Nearly 70% of local government workers considered leaving their jobs in the past year, saying they felt undervalued and poorly paid, an NOP survey has found.
Local government unions today stepped up the pressure on local authorities in the dispute over pay by revealing their intention to hold a 24-hour national strike on Wednesday, July 17.
UNISON is to seek a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, to gain assurances that the work the union had been doing with Stephen Byers on protecting the local government workforce from exploitation will continue.
UNISON, the UK
The three local government unions
UNISON, representing 860,000 local government workers, today rejected a three per cent pay offer by local government employers, claiming it was a third class pay offer for a workforce trying to build world class public services.