Following a meeting of local government representatives from across UNISON, the union has decided today (Wednesday) to accept the pay offer from the employers.
Head of local government Heather Wakefield said: “Having talked to members in local government across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we’ve decided that there are to be no further consultations and we have agreed to accept the employers’ pay offer for 2016/18.”
- The offer is for a pay deal that would cover the two years from April 2016. For the lowest paid (those on spinal points 6-17) this would mean a pay rise of between 6.6% and 1.01% the first year, and between 3.4% and 1.3%the second. Those on spinal points 18-49 would receive 1% in year one and the same again the following year.
- The offer also includes a joint review of the NJC pay spine and term-time working for school support staff.