UNISON is calling on all members to lobby their local Councillors to tell them that the pay offer is an insult and cannot be accepted.
An action page has now been set up for members to email their local councillors to tell them how the pay cuts are affecting them and what they think of the pay offer. The link is: http://action.unison.org.uk/paymatters.
All you need to do is enter your postcode, click on ‘participate’ and adapt the model email to send it to your council. It only takes a minute.
The employers have offered a 1% pay rise for local government workers on condition that there is a review of the National Agreement. So far, the unions have resisted and the employers have said they will return to negotiate with their final offer at the end of April.