Local government unions agree to accept pay offer for 2023

‘The first priority is to get this money into members’ pay packets as soon as possible’

Christina McAnea at 2023 LG conference

General secretary urges delegates to ‘get the vote out’

Christina McAnea stresses the importance of making sure the NJC ballot passes the 50% threshold

Glen Williams speaking at 2023 LG conference

Time to fight for a fair pay rise

Local government conference opens in Liverpool with a refusal ‘to be made poorer by this government’

Christina McAnea, arms folded, in front of conference stage - 'Fighting for our future'

Blog: We must stop this managed decline of local government

I know it’s a difficult decision to vote to take action and be prepared to lose a day’s pay, but we’ve won through strike action before, and I have every confidence we can do it again

‘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

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

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

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

England’s largest academy trust withholding back pay from staff, says UNISON

Many workers at United Learning chain losing out on wages

Pay pay pay

Protecting and increasing pay is vital to UNISON. We organise, we act, we win. But the work never stops. Get involved and let’s win together.

Magazine, UNISON on film on the Magazine site.

Local government pay offer short of what’s needed after years of cuts

Preparations for ballot now under way

Local government and school staff deserve inflation-busting pay rise, say unions

Significant pay award is vital after years of cuts and restraint

Unions call for inflation-busting pay rise for local government and school staff

Significant pay boost vital to meet spiralling costs

Council and school workers deserve much more than below-inflation pay offer as strike ballot begins

Recommendation is to vote yes to strike action

Prime Minister must intervene to fund a fair pay rise for council workers

Local services will only be resilient with “a valued and fairly rewarded workforce”

Unions call for a ‘substantial​’ pay rise for ​council and school workers

Three local government unions ​have today (Monday)​ submitted a pay claim ​for 2021/22, which they say begin​s to redress a decade of cuts and recognise​s the key role ​played in the pandemic ​by school and council staff. Workers should get a wage increase of at least 10%.