The Local Government Association (LGA) has made a two-year pay offer from 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2020 for council, school and other members on NJC pay. You can view the offer HERE.
From 1 April 2019, the LGA is proposing a revised pay spine.
As we cannot predict how SCC will align to the scale points (whether it will be exactly the same or slightly higher), we have created a spreadsheet that you can view and download HERE. On it you can see where the SCC pay grades will align with NJC points as of 1 April 2018.
This should give you a good idea of what SCC pay grades may look like over the next two years, should the offer be accepted.
UNISON’S response to the offer
Because the LGA is proposing a revised pay spine as part of the offer, the UNISON NJC Committee has decided not to make a recommendation on the offer until your branch reps have attended briefings to explain its impact on local pay and grading structures. These will take place in early January.
The NJC Committee will then meet on 23 January to decide its recommendation on the offer and the timetable for consulting members.
What is the NJC?
The NJC is made up of representatives from UNISON and other trade unions and the employers. The agreements they reach after their negotiations are contained in the “Green Book”. UNISON has over half the trade union seats on the NJC and so is the majority union.
The NJC covers over 1.5 million local government and school workers and so is an extremely important negotiating body. It also has a wider footprint in that other organisations in the public and private sector follow the NJC’s agreements.