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

Increased offer of 0.25% is “insignificant”

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.
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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

UNISON local government staff accept new pay deal 

Work will now begin on fair award for next year

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

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.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

Local government pay consultation

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
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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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Council pay offer to be considered by local government unions

The unions are putting the offer to their committees for consideration

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Delegates call for action on local government pay

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

Article on the UNISON National site.