Category Archives: Pay Matters Campaign

Members to be balloted on pay offer......

peanut-pay-packetAll members whose pay is set by the National Joint Council for Local Government should shortly be receiving a ballot paper from the branch along with a freepost return envelope. Please make sure the ballot paper is returned by Friday 7th June 2013.

The 1% pay offer from the government is, given inflation, effectively a 2% pay cut. Following on from a three year pay freeze this derisory offer is an insult to all of us who work in local government, provide local services and support work in schools. Continue reading

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Councillors won’t speak to employees about pay – even if you are a resident......

a fair dealThanks to those members who have written to Councillors about our paltry pay offer. The Councillors response is disappointing though. In fact they did not reply to their constituents at all. Instead they got the Director  of Human Resources to reply. She told us that the Council would go along with the National Joint Council and added at the end of her letter, “Can I also remind you that the Council’s Constitution states ‘Officers will not seek any member’s support in any employment or other dispute or a Council appointment or promotion therefore issues regarding pay are dealt with at officer level.”
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Branch Meeting 12 June......

a fair dealThe employers are offering a measly 1% and our union are going to hold a branch ballot to consult with members. Come to the Branch meeting on Wednesday 12th June at 12 noon at Walthamstow Town Hall Council Chamber to learn more and have a say in how our branch responds.

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Local Government Pay......

our pay mattersIf you haven’t already done so, please complete the UNISON pay campaign postcard.

Also use the link on the national website to lobby your local councillors. It looks like a 1% offer is on its way and frankly we need more than that. We need to keep the pressure up and we need our members to declare their protest at the march, via the postcard and by lobbying their own local councillors. Continue reading

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Local Government Employers’ Final offer......

After our rejection of the two ‘options’ in their first pay offer, the Local Government Employers (LGE) came back to UNISON with a final offer in writing on 25 April.

http://www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/B6284.pdf
http://www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/Employers_Letter_24Apr13.pdf

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Take Action on Pay! Lobby your local Councillor......

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. Continue reading

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NJC Pay Negotiations Update......

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Maintaining Pressure on local Councillors over Pay......

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UNISON’S NJC Committee Meets......

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Putting Pressure on Local Councillors over Pay......

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