UNISON members in Waltham Forest have voted to reject the measly pay offer of 1%. The offer is an insult to the hard working public servants and service providers of Waltham Forest and comes on the heels of a three year pay freeze. Members generally are about 16% worse off that they were three years ago as a result of this unfair and unjust pay policy. Our members working in jobs that involve shift work and weekend working are even worse off. They are now about 26% down on where they were three years ago thanks to the Council imposed new contracts issued last year on a ‘sign it or be sacked’ basis.
The ballot result was 149 voting to reject the offer and 97 to reject.
We do not yet know what the outcome was nationally but these figures are the contribution from our branch.At the branch meeting today members also heard about proposed pay cuts in Ascham Homes, the unfair treatment of residential care workers, the Blacklist Support Group and the branch’s upcoming campaign to try and reinstate the weekend allowance payments for weekend workers.
A full report of the branch meeting will be posted on this website shortly.